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Business Services Staff Announcements

October 26, 2010, Volume 57, No. 09


Laurie Cousart: Sustainability Director for Business Services

Business Services announces the appointment of Laurie Cousart as sustainability director for the Division. Ms. Cousart has been charged with developing and promoting sustainable practices throughout the Division’s 20 operational units.

Ms. Cousart has spent over 25 years at Penn, most recently as the director of Penn Dining where she implemented a number of sustainable programs including tray-free dining and food composting. She has been instrumental in helping to launch Penn’s RecycleMania participation and PennMOVES, which captures items students can’t take with them when they leave campus and sells them at a community event with proceeds going to United Way. She is a member of the University’s Environmental Sustainability Advisory Committee, which published its first Climate Action Plan, and serves on the Green Fund Review Board. She is also a candidate for the Masters of Environmental Studies at Penn.

Carolyn McIntyre: Director of Human Resources for Business Services

Carolyn McIntyre has been named Business Services’ new director of Human Resources. Before coming to Penn, Ms. McIntyre worked for ten years at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, most recently as the University’s senior human resources manager. Other positions she has held include HR coordinator for an organization that managed 21 licensed child care centers across multiple states and as an HR officer for a department store chain in Sydney. She is a member of the USA Society for Human Resource Management and the Australian Human Resources Institute. In addition to managing all Human Resource activities for the Division, Ms. McIntyre will also oversee the Penn Children’s Center.

Almanac - October 26, 2010, Volume 57, No. 09