Creighton Names Sustainability Director

Creighton Names Sustainability Director

Nicholas McCreary, formerly the sustainability coordinator at Indiana State University (ISU), joined Creighton in March as director of sustainability, and will work with a team in the Global Engagement Office to develop a campus-wide sustainability strategic plan.

“He will be an important leader in the continued transformation of our global engagement programs to focus on caring for our common home,” says René Padilla, PhD, vice provost for Global Engagement.

McCreary served as the sustainability coordinator at ISU since 2017, leading a multidisciplinary committee of faculty, staff and students to create the campus sustainability plan.

He also developed a Sustainability Fellows Program, through which students developed and implemented various sustainability programs on campus, from a residence hall food-waste initiative to a learning community and campus celebrations. Under McCreary’s leadership, students started a reuse store, where items collected during residence hall move-out were sold to divert waste.

McCreary spearheaded a Sustainable Cities Initiative in which ISU partnered with the town of Sullivan, Indiana, to produce tangible and relevant sustainability outcomes for the community through service-learning opportunities for faculty, staff and students.

In addition, he has experience converting urban spaces into permaculture food forests, managed the ISU community garden and taught courses on sustainability.

McCreary holds a Master of Science in Sustainability degree from Saint Louis University and a Bachelor of Arts in Earth Sciences, with minors in political science and philosophy, from DePauw University, and is accredited as a LEED Green Associate.