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Operationalizing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Presidio

Presidio News, Student Experience

Each summer, the Presidio Graduate School team works on annual goals to take us through the next fiscal year to align with our top organizational goals and three-year strategic plan. Last summer, we created Presidio’s first official DEI workgroup, which launched a student advisory committee under the leadership of faculty advisor Donna LaSala. Last academic …

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Inspirational Messages from our 2020 Virtual Commencement

Presidio News, Student Experience

As the summer progresses and a new semester is about to begin, we’re still all in our feelings, reflecting on our 2020 virtual commencement—and our thoughts are with the newly minted graduates poised to create positive change in the world. Held on Sunday, June 7th, the event was a chance for our community to celebrate …

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Cathy Sims

Announcing the Recipient of the Spiekhout Scholarship, Cathy Sims

Presidio News, Social Justice, Student Experience

John A. Spiekhout was a pillar of his community who believed passionately in social justice. The John A. Spiekhout Scholarship honors his legacy through generous funding from his family, including alum Rebekah Helzel, Linda Mantel, and the Helzel Family Foundation. This year, we are proud to announce that the recipient of this scholarship is Cathy …

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Cecily Joseph

Meet Cecily Joseph, Expert in Residence for Spring 2020

Presidio News, Student Experience

We’re happy to have Cecily Joseph join our community as an Expert in Residence (EIR) for the spring 2020 semester. She will offer her expertise to PGS students on the latest sustainability thinking, based on her vast experience. For over 20 years, Cecily has developed and managed programs and teams in environmental sustainability and has …

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Meet Bill Weihl, Expert in Residence for Fall 2019

Presidio News, Student Experience

Our fall 2019 Expert in Residence, Bill Weihl, will bring his expertise as a sustainability consultant and his passion to “create new ideas to accelerate climate action” to the community.   As the Director of Sustainability at Facebook, Bill’s team worked on sustainability and energy efficiency across the company, driving projects to track and reduce …

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Presidio Graduate School Partners with Silicon Valley Leadership Group

Presidio News

Silicon Valley businesses thrive on an unrivaled concentration of enterprising and innovative talent. Now Presidio Graduate School (PGS) and Silicon Valley Leadership Group (SVLG) have formed a partnership to apply some of this expertise to help keep San Francisco Bay Area communities sustainable and thriving. Bay Area communities are grappling with the social and environmental …

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Presidio Graduate School Welcomes Gil Friend as Expert in Residence

Presidio News, Student Experience

Sustainability pioneers have long found the students and faculty of Presidio Graduate School a welcoming, vital community. In time for the first Residency of the new year, Gil Friend joins the community as the Expert in Residence (EIR) for Spring Semester 2019. EIRs provide students access to the latest sustainability thinking and advice on developing …

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Transformational Leadership of Libba Pinchot Honored

Presidio News, Community

Challenging us to be our best self is how Libba Pinchot inspires change. Her approach to education, transformational leadership, and life embodies Virginia Satir’s viewpoint that all of us live within nested systems, human and natural, and we all want to take responsibility for positive change.  Libba has acted on this responsibility throughout her distinguished career.  …

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Alumni Impacts Report

Presidio News, Community

Presidio Graduate School’s Alumni Impacts Report showcases quantitative results and highlights social impact stories of alumni who are challenging the status quo and creating a positive impact in the world every day. PGS prepares students with business skills, sustainability technical knowledge, and personal development to foster transformative leaders. One clear trend is that Presidians are both intrapreneurs …

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Ten Years of Experiential Learning at Presidio

Presidio News, Student Experience

Presidio Graduate School Reached Over 100,000 Sustainability Consulting Hours in its 10-Year Experiential Learning Program This signature hands-on approach to teaching continues to deliver measurable triple-bottom-line results to organizations across the globe For more than 14 years, Presidio Graduate School has taught the foundations of sustainability in its classrooms and for the last 10 we have been …

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