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Pinchot steps down as president of Pinchot university

Pinchot-lockup_2color_rgbLast month, Bainbridge Graduate Institute announced the creation of Pinchot, a university that includes BGI and several other programs.

Now the new Pinchot university has announced changes in its leadership, including a new position for its namesake founder.

Founding BGI President Gifford Pinchot III is transitioning into an emeritus position as “intrapreneur in residence.” BGI co-founder Jill Bamburg was named president. The transition was given an “enthusiastic blessing” Gifford and Libba Pinchot, according to a news release.

You can read more about leadership changes at Pinchot here.

Pinchot university includes BGI, Organizational Systems Renewal, and the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship. The university is headquartered in downtown Seattle. BGI continues to hold programs at IslandWood on Bainbridge Island.

Bainbridge Graduate Institute launches Pinchot university

Bainbridge Graduate Institute announced the creation of a new university called Pinchot on Thursday.

Pinchot will encompass several educational programs, including BGI, leadership school Organizational Systems Renewal, and professional development program Pinchot Edge. MBAs will be offered in sustainable business and sustainable systems, as well as a master’s in organizational leadership through OSR.

Pinchot will give students access to a broader range of disciplines, according to a news release. The university is positioning itself as an “incubator for students who hope to drive change from within major corporations and organizations, or become social entrepreneurs.”

“Graduates need the ability to do business in a way that brings about the changes they hope to see in the world,” said Gifford Pinchot III, who co-founded BGI and the new Pinchot university. “To do this they need a holistic combination of financial acumen, sales skills, marketing savvy, sustainable operations and leadership skills.”

Pinchot courses will combine online and in-person learning. Programs will be offered in Seattle and on Bainbridge Island.

Read the full Pinchot announcement here.