Welcome Carrie-Lynn Black, Director, Energy Conservation and Sustainability

A Message from Jose Fernandez, Assistant Vice President, Facilities Planning and Real Estate Development

Welcome Carrie-Lynn Black, director of energy conservation and sustainability, who joined Valencia on Tuesday, July 10, 2018. In this role, Carrie-Lynn will lead efforts to promote energy conservation throughout campus operations and enhance waste minimization and recycling efforts.

Prior to joining Valencia, Carrie-Lynn led sustainability efforts at Jacksonville University where she launched numerous sustainability initiatives, including redesigning and more than tripling the capacity of their recycling program, incorporating lighting retrofits to improve energy efficiency and safety, and increasing campus composting. Additionally, she previously worked with an environmental nonprofit, where she started a sustainable workplace designation program, educating and assisting businesses on ways to incorporate more environmentally sustainable actions into their business practices.

Carrie-Lynn has a Master of Science in environmental planning and management from Johns Hopkins University and was a long-time volunteer and board member of the U.S. Green Building Council North Florida Region. She enjoys spending time with her husband, George, and their young daughter, Audrey. Carrie-Lynn also enjoys hiking, visiting farmers markets and traveling.


  • Omar Vargas Suarez said:

    Good morning, I'm Omar Vargas seeking for a job opportunity with your team. I have Environmental Project Coordinator experience from 2013 – 2018 with the Walt Disney World Company. Bellow are tasks that I were responsible within my role.
    Pilot Custodial, Food & Beverage and Engineering water, energy consumption and waste diversion analysis for Theme Parks and Resorts by developing key relationship within the operation and summarizing findings to make further recommendations. Complete all components of assigned energy and recycling audits in a manner that exemplifies the Four Keys Basics-Safety, Courtesy, Show and Efficiency. Specific tasks include: accurate and complete data collection and photo documentation in accordance with EI assessment process, a complete understanding of the location audit points and scope, and positive communication and relationship building with key location contacts. Review and assist with updating operating guidelines and training documentation. Provide communication to leadership, key partners and cast members.

    AMFri, 11 Jan 2019 10:58:12 +0000Fri, 11 Jan 2019 10:58:12 +0000am19,10:58 am

    • The_Grove said:

      Omar, thank you for reaching out regarding your interest in working at Valencia College. We encourage you to view our job postings and apply for any positions that match your interests and experiences. You can find information about available career opportunities here: http://valenciacollege.edu/employment/

      PMFri, 11 Jan 2019 14:09:15 +0000Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:09:15 +0000pm19,2:09 pm

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