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Journal News: "Pace University names Martin Krislov as new president"

02/17/2017

Journal News: "Pace University names Martin Krislov as new president"

Pace University's board of trustees has elected the college's eighth president.

Marvin Krislov, who most recently served as president of Oberlin College in Ohio for nine years, will take over the helm of the more than 11,000-student school in August 2017, according to an announcement from Pace.

"(Krislov) is the ideal person to lead Pace into a new era of growth and build on the renewal and revitalization that Pace has experienced under Steve Friedman," said Mark Besca, Pace's board chairman. "Marvin has demonstrated throughout his career the strong, effective, enlightened, and passionate leadership to propel Pace to a new level of impact and stature.”

About a year ago, Pace's current president, Stephen Friedman, announced he would not seek a third five-year term at the private, nonprofit school.

“I thought 10 years is about the right time to accomplish major change," he said in an interview last February. "At the end of my second term, I’ll be 79 and I thought that would be an appropriate age to step down from a job so challenging.”

Friedman called his roles at Pace, both as president and three years as dean of the university's School of Law, the most “challenging and rewarding” of his career.

Krislov was chosen to take over the school, which has two campuses in New York City and Pleasantville, following a search process conducted by a 15-member committee of trustees, faculty, staff, alumni, school benefactors and students.

“I am honored to be chosen to lead Pace University during this exciting period of growth and revitalization as the University advances its position as one of the nation’s foremost institutions in fostering the leaders of tomorrow," Krislov said in a statement. "I look forward to joining a community of scholars and leaders who are dedicated to academic excellence and who have such a powerful impact on so many lives.”

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