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Setting the Pace

A Management Development Program

Setting the Pace is an intensive, twelve month learning experience designed to help ensure Pace’s future success through its first line people management. The program provides focus on personal and management skills, as well as the competencies and tools required, for exceptional management of others.

Participation in Setting the Pace is by nomination. Successful candidates are managers and supervisors who have exhibited exceptional performance and potential for development. The individuals past performance as measured by the Performance Management Development Process (PMDP) is taken into consideration for selection.

Questions? Please email Julie Werkheiser.


The 2020 Setting the Pace cohort was selected in December 2019 and will be celebrating graduation in January 2021.

2020 Cohort

Leslie Amodio
Graduate Admission Counselor
VP for Enrollment Management

Janike Bradshaw
Program Coordinator One Card
Auxiliary Services

Jasmine Campos
Sr. Talent Acquisition Mgr.
Human Resources

Cicero Clamor
Associate Art Director
University Relations

Jemima (Mimi) Fortune
Associate Director, SDCA
Student Affairs NY

Louis Guglielmo
Client Support Supervisor
Information Technology Services

Nicole Harrow
Advising Manager, Pace Online Administration
Professional Education & Special Programs

Rachel Klingberg
Associate Director, Online Communications
Lubin School of Business

Nilam Kotadia
Associate Director, Residential Life PLV
Student Affairs PLV

Greg Murphy
Head of Research & Circulation Services
Birnbaum Library

Patrick O'Connor
Director of Student Services
Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Jill Olimpieri
Event and Program Manager
Seidenberg School of CSIS

Lindsay Owen
Program Coordinator
Government & Community Relations

Jennifer Rosenstein
Library Director
Birnbaum Library

Fallon Saratovsky
Assistant Manager, Educational Media
Information Technology Services

Erika Schmid
Coordinator, Student Affairs
Student Affairs PLV

Rosemarie Scilipoti
Director Lubin Undergraduate Advisement
Lubin School of Business

Katherine Torres
Director, OASIS Programs
TARA Center - BOSS Program


Setting the Pace Management Development Program Graduates

2019 Cohort

Joseph Blando
Sr. Manager
Network Services

Chris Bohlk
Director, Information Security
Information Technology Services

Beryl Brown
Manager Academic Affairs
Law School

Cecilia Caldeira-Frain
Director, International Affairs & Graduate Programs
Law School

Danielle Catalano-Taylor
Assistant Director, Capital Budget/Planning
Finance and Administration

Mariesa Cruz-Tillery
Senior Staff Psychologist
Counseling PLV

Heather Hilbrink
Assist. Director, Financial Aid Sys/Com & Reporting
Financial Aid NY

Zachary Karp
Sr. Assist. Director, Recruitment/International
Graduate Admissions NY

Paula King
Director of Career Services, (Westchester)
Career Services/Coop

Thomas Mariutto
Senior Manager
Telecommunications

Victoria Quaranta
Assistant Director
Dyson Career Programs & Services, Career Services

Kimberly Walker
Supervisor
Student Mail Room


2018 Cohort

Matt Anthony
Assistant Athletic Director
Athletics & Recreation

John Blackwell
Sr. Manager, Academic Technology
Information Technology Services

Cassandra Carney
Assistant Director, Financial Aid
Enrollment Management

Carolyn Endick
Assoc Dir-Transfer Student Exp
Division of Student Success

Ann Heitmann
Associate Director, Compensation Human Resources
Finance & Administration

Daniel Lenkowsky
Director, ELI Enrollment
English Language Institute NYC

Maude Meisel
Associate Director, CAP PLV
Division of Student Success

Rachel Simon
Associate Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs PLV
Office of the President

Michelle Taylor
Assistant Director, OSA Solution Center
Enrollment Management

Katie Todd
Asst Dir, Comm/Strategic Oprns, IT NY
Seidenberg School of CSIS

Nicole Vitale
Director, Summer Programs, Pace Online Admin
Professional Education/Special Programs

QiQi Wang
Program Manager of the Confucius Institute
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Luciana Ziegler
Employee Relations Manager, Human Resources
Finance & Administration


2017 Cohort

Patti Boustany
Director, Planning/Communications
Provost/EVP Academic Affairs

Katie Chase
Director, Admin Operations/Budgets
Financial Information System

Mitchell Chavez
Director, Undergraduate Admissions, NYC
Enrollment Management

Michael Cordova
Associate Director, SDACA, NY
Student Affairs

Jonathan Gabrielson
Manager, Performing Arts
PPA Academic

Keith Gorman
Assistant Director Residential Life
Residential Life NY-Administration

Ann Marie McGlynn
Associate Director, Advising
Dyson College

Richard Miller
Associate Director, Instructional Technology
Dyson College

Inita Mix
Assistant Director, Grants/Special Programs
Dyson College

Meghan O’Mara
Assistant Director, Admin Systems
Financial Information System

Erika Valle
Associate Director/CRM Administrator
Enrollment Management

Alex Weisman
Senior Manager, Client Support Services
ITS


2016 Cohort

David Almodovar
Head of Research/Circ Svcs PLV
University Librarian

George Chacko
Senior Manager, Educational Media
ITS

Andreea Cotoranu
Clinical Professor
Information Technology NY

Steven Feyl
University Librarian
Office of the University Librarian

Shannon Haick
Associate Director - Academic Resources
Center for Academic Excellence

Angela Marino
Director, Purchasing & Contracts
Finance & Administration

Heather Novak
Associate Director, Project Pericles
Dyson College


2015 Cohort

Regina Beatty
Director, Accounts Payable
Finance & Administration

Vinnie Birkenmeyer
Associate Director, Res Life Training/Development
Residential Life PLV

Sia Bundor
Employee/Labor Relations Manager
Employee & Labor Relations, Human Resources

Jasmine Fourquet
PT, Enrollment Finance/Operations
VP for Enrollment Management

Gerald Greland
Associate Director, Special Programs (CAP)
Center for Academic Excellence

Jenny Irwin
Director-Student Success/Scholarships
Division of Student Success

Shawn Livingston
Interim Dir, Center for Student Dev/Camp Activities
Dean for Students PLV

Denise Moreno
Program Manager, Psychology Department
Dyson College

Gabe Moreno
Senior Manager, Customer Support Centers and Communications
ITS

Tony Negrin
Property Manager (WEST), Maintenance WP
Facilities Operations