Get to Know Your BEST Team

The Boxer Energy and Sustainability Team (BEST) is a group of Pacific University employees and students in partnership with Energy Trust of Oregon, who are committed to supporting sustainability and reducing energy consumption in our local community and the world around us.

Meet the BEST Team

Tim Holycross- Energy Champion
Cindy Schuppert- Executive Sponsor and Back up Energy Champion
Lisa Aiello – Staff Team Member
Pam Arnold- Staff Team Member
Will Lindauer- Staff Team Member
Ramona Illea- Faculty Team Member
Student Representative - Student Team Member

If you are interested in joining the BEST team, please contact Cindy Schuppert at


The goal of BEST is to reduce energy consumption by at least 5% (up from a previous goal of 2%) on the Forest Grove and Hillsboro campuses by 2025.

Here's how:

  • Installing LED lighting in as many buildings as possible
  • Reducing HVAC temps a couple of degrees throughout the year
  • Adjusting lighting programs during different seasons

View the 2022-2023 Strategic Energy Management Impact Report from Energy Trust, and see how Pacific University continues to earn a stellar performance rating! 

Submit your ideas or feedback to BEST about energy use on campus

Learn more about our accomplishments over the last three years

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2024