Cynthia Klein-Banai



Cynthia (better known as Cindy) has been serving as the Associate Chancellor for Sustainability at University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) since January 2008. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to found the Office of Sustainability at UIC. Prior to her current position, Cynthia was Assistant Director for Chemical Safety in the Environmental Health and Safety Office at UIC for over seven years. There she oversaw environmental compliance, hazardous waste management, the laboratory safety program, and chemical safety training. She has also worked as an environmental consultant. Her university career started at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Division of Environmental Health and Safety where she spent two of her six years there working on a study on pollution prevention in laboratories.

Cynthia has a B.A. in Biology from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.S. in Environmental Science from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. In 2010, Cynthia completed her Ph.D. in Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences at UIC. She conducted her research on sustainability metrics for higher education (see “A Greenhouse Gas Inventory as a Measure of Sustainability for an Urban Public Research University“, “An urban university’s ecological footprint and the effect of climate change“, and “Quantitative analysis of factors affecting greenhouse gas emissions at institutions of higher education“).

Date:          Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Time:         10:00 – 10:50 am

Location:   Grant Hall 205


Reading Materials:

Green Cities Due 01/20

STARS_Report_2015 Due 01/20

SST_Report_05082015 Executive Summary & UIC Strengths sections DUE 01/20