In Remembrance: Frederick S. Pardee

Frederick S. Pardee, a former RAND researcher, longtime RAND supporter, and the Pardee RAND Graduate School's namesake, passed away on June 27, 2022. He was 89.

Fred Pardee, who gave generously to RAND throughout his life, was an economic analyst at RAND from 1957 to 1971. The Pardee RAND Graduate School has carried his name since 2003, when he made a generous donation to support its endowment, which allowed the graduate school to expand.

“It's such an honor to have the graduate school bear the name of Frederick S. Pardee,” said Nancy Staudt, Frank and Marcia Carlucci Dean of the school and vice president of innovation at RAND. “Fred was widely admired by RAND faculty, staff, and students. He inspired countless researchers and students to help make the world a better place.”

Over the course of his lifetime, Pardee contributed more than $30 million to the Pardee RAND Graduate School and RAND. From 2003 until his death, he served on the board of governors of the Pardee RAND Graduate School and helped position it as a first-rate policy Ph.D. program.

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