Frostburg State University has hired Lawrence Gingerich to help lead its efforts to become a safer and more sustainable campus. Gingerich’s responsibilities will include chairing FSU’s sustainability initiative, “Learning Green, Living Green, (LGLG)” and taking charge of FSU’s Institutional Occupational Safety, Health and Environmental effort.
Gingerich brings over 25 years of experience to the position, including recently serving as an interim director of environmental health and safety for Ohio University. While at Ohio, Gingerich was involved in the development of a composting system and aided in securing the required Ohio EPA permits for its installation. He has also worked as an industrial hygienist for Battelle Columbus Operations Laboratory Decommissioning Project and as a corporate industrial hygienist for American Electric Power. Additionally, Gingerich built and ran his own environmental safety and health consulting firm. His areas of concentration include industrial hygiene, occupational safety and environmental work.
“I hope to, with the aid and cooperation of the LGLG committees, move forward on the initiatives that have been outlined in FSU’s Climate Action Plan and to bring forth some new ideas as well,” Gingerich said, noting his personal interest in the environment has included building his own solar collectors for his home and enjoying the outdoors. “The natural beauty of this area should inspire us all to conserve our natural resources.”
Gingerich has a bachelor’s degree in botany from Ohio University and a master’s degree in biology from West Virginia University. He is also a certified industrial hygienist, a certified safety professional and a certified lead assessor.
To learn more about the University’s sustainability initiative, visit www.frostburg.edu/lglg. For more information about FSU, visit www.frostburg.edu.
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