Allison Leavitt
Director, Campus Planning

Allison joined Campus Planning, Architecture and Sustainability as Senior Campus Planner in 2016 and became the director of Campus Planning several years later. She provides expertise to the team in landscape architecture, planning and sustainability. She received a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture from Purdue University, is a registered landscape architect in Indiana and Ohio, and has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Before coming to Purdue, Allison spent over 25 years in both public and private practice in the greater Cincinnati, Ohio area.

In addition, Allison obtained an interdisciplinary doctorate from Miami University in regional ecosystem management and a master's degree in environmental science. She is a co-author of several chapters in Sustainability Perspectives for Resources and Business, a textbook produced by the Miami University Sustainability Project. Allison served in leadership roles for community projects such as Sustainable Cincinnati: A Regional Indicators Project and Livable Landscapes: A Conservation Development Program with the Miami Valley RC&D.

Anthony (Tony) Gillund
Director, Sustainability

Tony joined the department in the fall of 2021 as the director of Sustainability. He oversees sustainability initiatives, including strategic planning and operations, and resource management. He is charged with implementing the Physical Facilities Sustainability Master Plan that was launched in 2020. Tony leads the maintenance of the AASHE STARS (Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education/Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System) certification, including a campuswide data collection. He is also the point person for all design and construction phases of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects on campus and oversees sustainability events including Earth Week, Green Week and the Farmers Market.

Tony earned a master’s degree in ecological sciences and engineering and a bachelor's degree in landscape architecture, both from Purdue. He has sustainability experience in higher education as it relates to green buildings and university construction standards, energy efficiency initiatives, zero-waste athletic events, food waste reduction efforts and AASHE STARS.

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