Evergreen names director for the Center of Climate Action and Sustainability

July 21, 2021
A smiling Dr. Anthony Levenda, in a suit, stands outside

The Evergreen State College announced today that it has named Dr. Anthony Levenda as the new Director of the Center of Climate Action and Sustainability.

Levenda comes to Evergreen from the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma. He has a Ph.D. in Urban Studies and Planning from Portland State University with a Graduate Certificate in Energy Policy and Management. He has an M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Graduate Certificate in Energy and Sustainability Engineering. His B.S. is in Mechanical Engineering.

Beginning September 1, 2021, Levenda will help get the new Center for Climate Action and Sustainability started on its critical work helping students gain the skills they need to be climate leaders of the future.

The center, set to launch this fall, will offer hands-on learning opportunities such as internships and undergraduate research and was made possible through a generous donation from Evergreen alumni Christy Holz and Tim Ball.