THOMAS PURCELL has an Undergraduate Degree and two Masters
Degrees, Urban Affairs and Masters in Business Administration from
Saint Louis University and has served on various advisory boards
of the University. Mr. Purcell served in the United Sates Marine
Corps Reserve, achieving the rank of Captain and was a Peace Corps
Volunteer in India. Mr. Purcell led the development effort of the
Laclede's Landing / Riverside area from 1976-2003 in which over
3,000 jobs were created and over $200,000,000 of public and
private capital was invested.
Mr. Purcell has been on over forty-five boards of government,
non-profit and business organizations. He has been a board member
of eight regional governments and chairman of several of those
boards. He has been significantly involved in changing the
character of such neighborhoods as Downtown, Riverfront, Shaw and
Carondelet, and founded the Community Alliance for Education for
Saint Margaret of Scotland School and was a co-chair of the
recently completed and successful Capital Campaign; raising over
$2,100,000 to build a middle school.
Thomas and Ginger Purcell have four children and four
Donald Stump received his B.A. from Grinnell College and his Ph.D.
from Cornell University. Before coming to Saint Louis University
in 1992, he taught at Colgate University, Virginia Tech, and Notre
Since 1997, he has directed the Micah Program, the largest
undergraduate academic program and learning community in the
nation focused on the study and practice of long-term approaches
to urban poverty. Dr. Stump is also Professor of English and
Co-Chair of the Urban Project. He has served at SLU as Associate
Provost for Undergraduate Affairs and as President of the Arts and
Sciences Faculty Council.
Since 2011, Dr. Stump has headed up an Urban Project initiative to
design and build a sustainable greenhouse. The original
development team was composed of an architect and chairs and
faculty members from Biology, Nutrition and Dietetics, Public
Policy Studies, Sociology, and Electrical and Mechanical
Engineering. With funding from SLU's Center for Sustainability,
the team completed the design in 2013. It now serves as the
technological basis for the Green House Venture.
Currently, Dr. Stump oversees efforts to plan and develop the
educational and outreach programs of the greenhouse. He is also
responsible for designing and testing its growing systems.
Principal - Firm Strategy and Planning - Edward Jones
I previously worked at Deloitte and FTI Consulting. I am a licensed CPA and hold the CFA designation.
I passionate about science, education, and helping kids!
Managing Partner (CEDS) & Real Estate Agent (Tower)
Community and Economic Development Solutions, LLC/ Tower Real Estate
EVP/COO - St. Louis Economic Development Partnership
The Green House Venture is an exciting, ambitious project that will provide elementary school children in Urban Areas the opportunity to be exposed to an agriculture based science curriculum.
ND&S Management Company, President
I am the co-founder of ND Consulting, ND&S Management Co. and Duffe-Nuernberger Realty, now know as Tower Real Estate Group. These firms are involved in the development of real estate, its management and brokerage. Using these tools , our firms have improved neighborhoods and provided better living and work environments for residents.
I like the challenge of working with others to change neighborhoods in distress. I learned those skills working on issues in the Shaw Neighborhood and the Gate District; I now apply that knowledge to Hyde Park, Old North and College Hill neighborhoods.
Head of School for Tower Grove Christian Academy
Administrator/Principal of Tower Grove Christian Academy, our vision is to changed the landscape of the city through educating students
MBA, Served in many leading roles of fortune 100 companies; serves on the board of Missouri Baptist University, serves on the board of the St. Louis Ambassadors, served as the Vice President of SNIA, served as the President of the NACBA ST Louis Chapter.
I enjoy reading, running, mentoring, and coaching
The Green House Venture is enriching and changing the lives of students and adults that reside in the city of St Louis. This program will not only impact lives today but for generations to come.
Clare is the Principal of St. Margaret of Scotland School.
I am involved with the Green House Venture because St. Margaret of Scotland is an alliance school that works with the program. I am excited to be a part of this program so that we can teach our students to create a sustainable world and encourage life-long science learners.
Executive Director - St. Louis Language Immersion School
Previous positions and accomplishments include, Principal - St. Louis Language Immersion School
Teach For America alum.
I'm interested in community connections and how we can work across St. Louis City from early childhood all the way to post-secondary education in order to improve the educational landscape for all St. Louis City students and families.
I have been teaching chemistry and environmental science at St. Louis University High School for 35 years. I am also the Garden Director and serve on the Sustainability Committee at SLUH. I serve on the Advisory Committee to the Grow Exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center. I am currently serving on the St. Louis University 2018 Climate Summit Planning Committee on the Education and Outreach Subcommittee.
I am a past chair of Science Department at St. Louis U. High. In 2016 I was awarded a grant from the Toshiba America Foundation to establish a multiyear study of the atmosphere using biannual weather balloon launches to gather data. I have been involved for several years with the International Jesuit Ecology Project and Loyola University of Chicago in the development, testing, and promotion of the Healing Earth text book.
The Green House Venture is one of the most exciting educational endeavors that I have seen and I am delighted to be be able to be a part of this program. Too many students lose interest in science at an early age and we need to do everything we can to insure that all of our youth have a positive experience with science that keeps them interest, enthused, and excited about pursing science. This enthusiasm for and understanding of science may open educational and career opportunities for these students as well as helping them grow as informed participants in their communities in a world that is more and more science and technology driven. The Green House Venture gets the students actively engaged in doing quality, real world science as well as exposing them to older students and adults involved in science related careers at all levels.
Associate Professor of Higher Education and Faculty Fellow for Mission and Identity at Saint Louis University
After 28 years at the University of Dayton, Dr. Schaller came to St. Louis to serve a one year term as the Interim Dean, School of Education, Saint Louis University (2017-2018). Dr. Schaller publishes and speaks often on the central theme of "the intentional design of the college environment to maximize student learning".
The GreenHouse Venture is committed to bringing vital and interesting early science learning to the children of St. Louis. My own interest is in exciting children's passion for science and continuing to support that interest through the schooling experience.
Head of Research USA for German plant breeding company KWS, leading the KWS Gateway Research Center in St. Louis Missouri.
Derek joined KWS in 2014 after serving as a tenured Associate Professor at Hokkaido University in Sapporo, Japan. He has over 20 years of scientific research and teaching experience that also includes Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (New York) and Murdoch University (Australia), where he actively led successful collaborations between U.S., Japanese and Australian scientists.
The above global experiences forged my passion and commitment to diversity and equality in scientific research and education. My role in the GHV is a natural extension of this passion to support a strong foundation of curiosity and inquiry in the next generation of scientists.
Assistant Provost, Diversity Initiatives, Washington University in St. Louis
Received the Trailblazers Alfreda Brown Award given to one staff member for outstanding achievements at Washington University
I have spent the past 21 years deeply interested and passionate about closing the disparities for those from underrepresented backgrounds in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). The Greenhouse Venture is driven by these same goals and I wanted to be a part of the effort. I want to assist in community outreach and education around STEM, especially to the parents to help them know how to assist their young person toward a career in STEM.
Dean of the College of Education at Harris-Stowe State University
Dr. Quincy A. Rose is a graduate of Delaware
State University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree
in Elementary Education, a Master of Arts degree in
Curriculum and Instruction and a Doctorate of Education
degree in Innovation and Leadership with a concentration
in Organizational Leadership from Wilmington University.
Additionally, Dr. Rose recently completed the competitive
Women in Education Leadership Program at the Harvard
University Graduate School of Education where she was
carefully selected as 1 out of 50 exemplary women in
leadership within the world to participate in this program.
Rose's previous appointments include working in higher
education administration as Department Head and Associate
Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Grambling State
University, and Director of Teacher Education and Department
Chair of the Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies
Program and Master of Arts in Teaching program at Tusculum
College in Greeneville, Tennessee.
Her career in education has spanned across the public school,
charter school and now the higher education sector. Previously,
she has served in the capacities of community liaison, educator and
administrator among others. Service to her community is
paramount; and as such, Rose has served on numerous committees
as it relates to education and healthy and safe communities. Among
her notable appointments to serve is her 2001 appointment by the
Governor of Delaware to serve as board member of the Children’s
Trust Fund. In 2001 Rose was also presented with the esteemed
Jefferson Award for outstanding service.
Her awards and honors are numerous ranging from distinguished
education awards such as the Links, Inc. Scott Hawkins Leadership
Institute Fellow to being selected by the Obama/Biden campaign to
place into nomination Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr., author of the
Violence Against Women Act 1994, as the Vice President of the United
States of America. The day she nominated Sen. Biden at the Democratic
National Convention in Denver, Colorado, history was made; as Rose
was both the first Delawarean and the first African American woman to
play such a pivotal role.
Dr. Rose, was named dean of the College of the Education at Harris-Stowe
State University in January 2018 and is the proud mother of three:
Malcolm, Victoria and Benjamin Lucas and Grandmother of Sevyn Witney