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Challenge to Achievement at Pace Program

Program Staff

Gerald Greland has directed the CAP program in New York since 2003. He came to Pace from New York University, where he had been advising, counseling and working with students in a number of different capacities while pursuing his master’s degree in counseling and taking coursework toward a doctoral degree in counseling psychology.

In addition to directing the Program, he advises students and teaches University 101; collaborates with the CAP program staff in the design and coordination of seminars, workshops, and groups; confers with university support units to address student needs (including Co-op/Career Services, Student Affairs, Counseling, and Tutoring); works with program faculty and academic departments toward achieving program objectives; and oversees the publication of materials explaining academic opportunities and program benefits.

A firm advocate of a liberal arts foundation for any major or career and for life-long learning, he believes that with personal guidance, attention, and information students are capable of succeeding academically and professionally if they are mindful and apply themselves consistently. He can be reached at

Senior Academic Advisor Tony Corsitto began his career in higher education as an academic advisor and coordinator of the CUNY Pathways Initiative at Queens College. During this time, he advised students on the value of a liberal arts curriculum and of obtaining an undergraduate degree. As the CUNY Pathways Initiative coordinator, Tony helped develop goals, strategies, and outcomes for transfer students in order to make a successful transition into the college.

Tony received a B.A. in Psychology and dual minors in Students Services and Counseling and Anthropology from Queens College. While earning his degree, Tony worked for the Queens College Peer Counseling program as a counselor and retreat coordinator where he organized activities to help students learn team building and self-exploration techniques. He went on to earn his M.S.Ed. in Higher Education Administration at Baruch College.

As a strong supporter of student development theory, Tony believes that a balance of challenge and support is crucial in order for students to achieve their academic and career goals. You can reach him at

Before joining the CAP program as an Academic Advisor, Alexandria Schaefer started her career at Pace University in 2014 in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as an Undergraduate Admission Counselor.

Prior to working in higher education, Alexandria worked as a teacher for grades 7 through 12 after receiving her B.S in Adolescence Education, with a concentration in Social Studies, from SUNY Oneonta. While working towards her degree, she spent a significant amount of time working with students both inside and outside of the classroom. She then went on to earn her M.A. in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University where she took a particular interest in first-year student success and first-generation students.

Alexandria believes in a holistic approach to student development and aims to work towards creating a positive and welcoming environment where her students can grow throughout their college experience and achieve their desired goals. She can be reached at