Regional U.S. EPA Administrator Judith Enck to Lead Discussion at Sage about Women as Environmental Leaders

April 10, 2014 at 10:41 am

TROY, NY - The Sage Colleges is pleased to welcome Judith Enck to the Troy campus on Wednesday, April 16 to deliver this spring’s “Women of Influence in Politics” lecture.  Enck is the regional administrator for Region 2 of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will speak about the unique role women have, and will continue to play as environmental leaders in our state and in the nation. She will also address environmental issues that are the current focus of President Barack Obama and the EPA, including climate change.

Enck was appointed regional administrator of Region 2 of the EPA by President Obama. EnckRegion 2 encompasses New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and eight tribal nations. Enck administers federal programs governing air and water pollution, industrial discharges, toxic substances, pesticides, protection of streams, lakes and the ocean, solid and hazardous wastes, the cleanup of chemical spills and abandoned hazardous waste sites, and more. Previously, she was deputy secretary for the environment in the New York State governor’s office.

The lecture is part of the WORLD Series program which is a year-long lecture series for first-year Russell Sage students, the campus community and the public, focusing on topics of global and national importance, women's lives, science and technology, and the arts. WORLD stands for “Women Owning Responsibility for Learning and Doing.”

The lecture is free and open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. in Bush Memorial Center.

Enck is available for interviews in advance of the lecture. She will also be available the day of the event at the conclusion of her lecture (approximately 2 p.m.). To schedule an interview contact: Deanna Cohen, director of external relations, The Sage Colleges, (518) 244-4593 (O),  (518) 598-4927 (C), email: cohend2@sage.edu.

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