Executive Director of Sustainability
Amanda King serves as Bentley University’s Executive Director of Sustainability. Ms. King oversees the university’s Office of Sustainability where she guides initiatives aimed at engaging the campus community in achieving Bentley’s greenhouse gas reduction and sustainability targets per Bentley’s signatory status with The Presidents’ Climate Commitment. The Office of Sustainability’s mission is to mobilize sustainable leadership in business by educating students on the business imperative of “triple-bottom line” thinking: considering social and environmental measures along with economic results. Under Ms. King’s leadership the university has achieved a Gold rating for campus-wide sustainability efforts from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education and constructed the nation’s first LEED Platinum certified standalone ice arena. Ms. King also leads the Office of Sustainability’s partnership with faculty teaching sustainability topics across the undergraduate and graduate curricula and development of co-curricular learning opportunities for students. Over her nearly 10 years at the institution, Ms. King has also worked to expand sustainable business career opportunities for Bentley graduates through a strong partnership with the university’s award winning Career Services office and by creating connections with sustainable businesses and organizations in the Greater Boston Area.
Associate Director of Sustainability
The Office of Sustainability relies on 5 paid student leaders to help keep the Office of Sustainability running. The program cultivates professional skills and provides students with hands on learning opportunities. Students can apply each spring for the positions the following fall. If you are interested in applying to be a Sustainability Student Leader please email us at GA_Bentley_sustainability@bentley.edu.