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Journal News: "Q&A with incoming Pace president"


Journal News: "Q&A with incoming Pace president"

Marvin Krislov will join Pace University as its new president in August. Krislov, who for the last nine years has served as president of Oberlin College in Ohio, recently talked to The Journal News/ about what he anticipates being priorities and challenges in his first year.

Question: What was it about Pace that made you want to come here from Ohio?

Answer: I was really attracted to the mission of Pace in terms of supporting first-generation students, working-class students and really providing opportunities. I also like the Pace approach of linking liberal arts to experiential education, and it just seemed like a great group of people, too.

Q: One of the first challenges you may face is the possibility of a free tuition plan proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for some students who attend SUNY and CUNY schools. What do you make of that and how do you think you'll address this issue?

A: I’ve worked in public and private and I think in general more money for education is great, and what I would want to do is try to work with the state to provide funding for private education. What I’ve understood is that there are a lot of private colleges and universities in New York state that pick up a lot of the in-state students. I’d like to make whatever changes there are a win-win, if possible.

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