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Convocation 2017

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Summer is here and school is out, but this is what faculty and staff need to know about Convocation on the Pleasantville and New York City campuses and welcoming incoming President Marvin Krislov.

On Tuesday, September 5, Pace University will hold its 10th annual Convocation on both the Pleasantville and New York City campuses. Convocation, the Latin word for “calling together,” brings together first-year students on each campus to introduce them to the Pace Community. This kickoff to the 2017–2018 academic year also marks the very first Convocation address incoming President Marvin Krislov will give to students at Pace University.

New York City Campus

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Schimmel Center and Gymnasium
Convocation begins at 12:00 p.m.

Convocation Speaker

Rumit Mehta ’03
Pace University alumnus

Born in Kenya, of Indian descent, and raised in Tanzania, Rumit Mehta ’03 has a unique global perspective and love for travel that is unmatched. Growing up, Mehta often led safaris for friends and colleagues while honing his wildlife-spotting skills in the African bush. Mehta eventually settled in New York City, earning his MBA from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in 2003, but his passion for travel and adventure persisted. Combining this passion, his upbringing and vast knowledge of Africa and South Asia, and the business acumen he earned at Pace, Mehta founded Immersion Journeys, a boutique travel company that has earned many awards including National Geographic Traveler’s “50 Tours of a Lifetime” for three years.

Lunch and festivities will take place immediately following Convocation.

Pleasantville Campus

Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Goldstein Health, Fitness, and Recreation Center
Convocation begins at 3:30 p.m.

Convocation Speaker

Robert Mundy, DA
Assistant Professor, English
Faculty-in-Residence, Alumni Hall

Working as Pace’s first Faculty-in-Residence for Alumni Hall, Assistant Professor of English Robert Mundy, DA, has truly made Pace University his home. As Faculty-in-Residence, Professor Mundy has actively been working to develop and improve the rapport between faculty and students in this new living-learning environment, expanding the borders of the traditional classroom and making learning more accessible, personalized, and cooperative. When it comes to the students’ feelings on Professor Mundy living alongside them in Alumni Hall, Mundy said, “Our students have been so inviting. They’ve gone out of their way to make me feel at home.”

Lunch and festivities will take place prior to Convocation, from 1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m. The Campus Involvement fair will take place immediately following Convocation. 

For more information about registering to attend Convocation as a faculty or staff member, please visit