Former head of the EPA speaks on campus Feb. 28

Gina McCarthy portrait
Gina McCarthy

Gina McCarthy, former head of the Environmental Protection Agency, will be on campus, addressing topics of sustainability, world health and climate change, on Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Ballroom.

McCarthy, who served in the Obama administration from 2013-17, is also a Harvard University Senior Fellow at the Institute of Politics and Menschel Senior Leadership Fellow at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard. A leader in public health and environmental protection, she helped develop the Climate Action Plan, signed the Clean Power Plan, and spurred international efforts to secure the Paris Climate Agreement.

McCarthy is appearing as part of the Office of International Programs’ Global Engagement Lecture Series.

“We are very honored to host such an extraordinary and influential global thought leader on campus,” said Shauna DeLuca, assistant director of Global Co-Curricular Initiatives for International Programs.

The talk is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Register online at

Other sponsors for the lecture are the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, Residence Life, Women in Natural Sciences, First National Bank, Department of Political Science, Office of the Vice President for University Operations, Associated Students of CSU, KUNC, Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences, Colorado School of Public Health at CSU, and the School of Global and Environmental Sustainability.

For more information, visit the Office of International Programs website.