- San Francisco
SAN FRANCISCO, February 26, 2013 – Presidio Graduate School has received a second grant from the Fred Gellert Family Foundation supporting student scholarships and faculty appointments for each of the next three years.
“We are so proud to have the continued support of the Gellert Family Foundation,” remarked William Shutkin, Presidio’s President and CEO. “We see this award as an indicator not only of our current impact in the sustainability field, but confidence in the work we will do in the future.”
The grant is a three-year, $60,000 commitment that renews support for the Huey D. Johnson Scholarship, an award for top Presidio students. The scholarship honors legendary California environmentalist Huey Johnson, Founder and President of the Resource Renewal Institute, former President of The Nature Conservancy, and Secretary of Resources for the
State of California.
Additionally, the grant also establishes the "Fred Gellert Family Foundation Faculty” appointment, recognizing outstanding classroom teaching by an Adjunct Faculty member each semester. The inaugural recipient of the faculty award is Dan Sevall, Presidio’s talented professor of Managerial Accounting.
Professor Sevall holds an MS in International Relations from Troy University (Europe), an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point. In addition to his distinguished teaching record, Professor Sevall is also heading Presidio’s research symposium, Outgrowing GDP: A New Approach to America’s Accounting System, a project funded by the Gellert Family Foundation. His research examines the host of alternative models challenging the Gross Domestic Product as the best practice in measuring national economic and social performance. The Symposium on April 30, 2013 in San Francisco will convene thought leaders, economists and Presidio Graduate School faculty and students to explore various alternatives to the GDP.