Prof. Lowengart, Dean of the Guilford Glazer Faculty of
Business and Management GGFBM, says he is “honored and proud to
continue this venerable appointment, to be associated with the Scheller name,
and to follow his predecessor and friend former BGU Vice President and Emer.
Prof. Amos Drory.
Mr. Scheller (pictured left) endowed the Ernest
Scheller, Jr. Chair in Innovative Management in 2008, discerning that the GGFBM
was forging its way quickly towards global recognition in innovative research
and studies within its first decade. Now, nearly another decade later, Prof.
Lowengart’s appointment is propitious, as he is at the helm of the GGFBM’s
diversification and globalization, well positioned in the forefront of
entrepreneurship and innovation in business and management.
The Schellers' relationship with the
GGFBM continued to grow and in 2011, The Roberta and Ernest Scheller, Jr. Family
Foundation pledged $500,000 to name the majestic atrium at the entrance to the Diane
& Guilford Glazer Building that houses the GGFBM. The Roberta and Ernest
Scheller, Jr. Family Foundation Entrance Plaza is often used as an exhibit hall
for student project presentations, for special events, as well as a daily
public area for impromptu meetings.
L-R: Lisa Scheller, Gal Gutman, Gil Peleg, Wayne Woodman
Just this month, the Schellers’
daughter and son-in-law Lisa Scheller and Wayne Woodman visited
BGU and met with two PhD research students of GGFBM Dean Prof. Oded
Lowengart, Mr. Gil Peleg and Ms Gal Gutman. Lisa and Wayne
are highly active community leaders with very specialized philanthropic and
public policy interests, including their AABGU leadership. This meeting, therefore, held
compelling significance for all, since the research fields of both Gil and Gal
are, uncommonly, in social entrepreneurship and third sector.