Mr. Corey Peterson was first elected to the University Council by the Professional Staff in 2012. He is currently the University Sustainability Manager based in Infrastructure Services and Development. In this role, Corey has been a lead staff member in sustainability efforts that have been recognised with a number of prestigious Green Gown Awards Australasia, an International Green Gown Award as well as a personal Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability (ACTS) Award of Excellence in 2012. He has also led efforts recognised with Vice Chancellor awards for Programs that Enhance Learning and Community Engagement.
Corey was educated in the USA, attending Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota where he completed a Bachelor's degree in Biology and Distributive Science (Environmental Studies). Subsequently, he completed two Masters degrees in Environmental Science and Public Administration at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs. He has two Diplomas from TAFE Tasmania in Information Technology (Networking and Systems Administration) and is certified in carbon management. He is also an internationally certified sustainability professional and graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Tasmanian Leaders Program, for which he has also served as a mentor to later participants and is an active member of the alumni.
Corey is a current Vice President of Australasian Campuses Towards Sustainability and served as President of Sustainable Living Tasmania for five years and on the Boards of Future Tasmania and the United Nations Association of Australia – Tasmania.
Corey has worked in Jakarta, Indonesia as a GIS project manager, spent 16 years supporting Antarctic research both on-continent and aboard research vessels and was a Network Manager at MacKillop College in Hobart where he also led Tasmanian-first sustainability improvements.
Corey is focussed on delivering sustainability improvements within the University of Tasmania operational and teaching and learning areas and through community engagement activities, with particular focus on involving staff and students directly in initiatives. Corey lives in Hobart with his husband Cameron.