Iona College Installs Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

New charging stations promote environmental sustainability on campus


NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. — As part of Iona College’s ongoing commitment to addressing and promoting environmental sustainability, three new “Level 1” electric vehicle charging stations are now open in the parking garage. Spearheaded by Iona’s Committee on Environmental Sustainability, the charging stations are available to support all students, faculty and staff who drive electric vehicles on campus.

“Electric vehicles provide less air pollution and essentially make our community a healthier place to live and visit,” said Nilofer Naqvi, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at Iona and co-chair for the Committee on Environmental Sustainability. “Once my colleagues reached out to me about possibly having the charging stations on campus, we immediately figured out next steps to getting them installed. The committee fully supported this because we recognize the importance of supporting those who choose sustainability.”

The committee worked with Andrew Albrecht, associate director of Facilities Management, and members of the Facilities team to install the charging stations.

The new stations also act as a touchpoint for the committee’s commitment to making Iona a more sustainable campus through greening projects, academic opportunities and community partnerships, among other initiatives. Learn more about the Committee on Environmental Sustainability and get involved today.

“Eventually, we plan to write a proposal for more high-powered charging stations on campus,” said Christina Andruk, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology and co-chair for the Committee on Environmental Sustainability. “As electric vehicles gain more popularity, we look forward to helping our community continue to effect change in lasting and impactful ways.”

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a master's-granting private, Catholic, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers. Iona's 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of over 50,000 around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s LaPenta School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious recognition awarded to just five percent of business schools worldwide. The Princeton Review recognized Iona’s on-campus MBA program as a “Best Business School for 2021.” Iona College also recently launched a new, fully online MBA program for even greater flexibility. In July 2021, Iona College and NewYork-Presbyterian announced the establishment of the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences, to be principally located on the College’s new campus at 171 White Plains Road, Bronxville, N.Y. Supported by a $20 million gift from NewYork-Presbyterian, the NewYork-Presbyterian Iona School of Health Sciences is expected to offer a new vision for collaborative health care education, modern workforce development, and community care.

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