News

L to R: Tresmaine R. Grimes, PhD, and Lawrence G. Singleton

Zooming in on the New Deans

Pace’s newest deans are facing their toughest interviewers yet: students! Public relations major Stephanie Nazario ’21 signed on to chat with Tresmaine R. Grimes, PhD, in her first interview as dean of Dyson College and the School of Education.  Dean Grimes is a native New Yorker and the first generation in her family to earn a college degree. She began her career at South Carolina State University as a member of the Psychology and Sociology Department. During her nine-year tenure at SC State,...
Person with a protective mask on, with an I Voted sticker stuck to it.

Making Every Vote Count

Pace’s Center for Community Action and Research (CCAR) worked hard to make sure that every Pace student who wanted to have their voice heard was able to do so during Election 2020. In addition to hosting 21 virtual events about Election 2020, the Center held voter registration presentations for every athletics team, and individually supported 250+ students in registering to vote by the October 9 New York State deadline. This represented a significant increase over previous years, and included...
Flags lined the walkways and common spaces of Pace's Pleasantville Campus in honor of DJ Henry.

Social Justice Week Launched this Fall in Honor of DJ Henry

Pace launched its first-ever Social Justice Week Monday, October 26, through Friday, October 30, to further cement the University’s commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. It was held in memory of Danroy “DJ” Henry Jr., a Pace University junior and football player who was shot and killed by a Pleasantville police officer in 2010. The week-long events consisted of a series of social justice-centered programs across both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses and...
10 things

10 Things to Inspire You

In a year unlike any other, the transformative power of Pace has the ability to uplift and hearten. Here are just a few of our most inspiring Pace moments.    Flashdance! Pace Performing Arts proved that we’re #NewYorkTough this spring with the world’s first socially-distanced flash mob, featuring the work of Pace alumni Marjorie Lewitt and Danny Hammond. Their PSA was in response to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s “Wear a Mask” campaign.  Three Cheers During the height of the pandemic, the...
Student sitting in front of their computer on a yoga mat

Ensuring the Well-being of the Pace Community

College students are prone to stress, anxiety, depression and the pandemic is compounding the problem. Additionally, we know that the forced reckoning of the effects of systemic racism and inequity are impacting the mental health and well-being of students of color and their communities. At Pace, we know it’s not just our students who are impacted—we’re also worried about our staff, our faculty, and our alumni.  While Pace offers many services to support our community, we’re upping our game at...
Pace University seal

Celebrating the Class of 2020 and Welcoming the Class of 2024

“You have accomplished so much...and you did it, over these last few months, in an extraordinary situation that made your task even more challenging,” said President Krislov, addressing the Class of 2020 at Pace University’s Virtual Celebrations in May. Pace’s Virtual Celebrations were held in lieu of a traditional Commencement Ceremony; and they were a resounding success; thanks to the unbridled enthusiasm of the Class of 2020 and their families, as well as the dedication of Pace staff and...
41 Park Street in NYC from the early 20th century

History is Now

Pace survived the 1918 Influenza Epidemic, the 1929 Wall Street Crash, and the Great Depression. Today, we are living through one of the most important events in the history of the modern world—and Pace is making sure it’s being preserved for future generations. Through the “History is Now” project, the Pace University Archives and the Pace University Libraries have begun documenting the way in which the Pace Community is experiencing this extraordinary moment in time. Through pictures, notes,...
Current MFA student and retired Lt. Col. Brandy Thomas speaks to the Pace Community on Veterans Day.

Saluting our Veterans

“We have a remarkable history of the citizen-soldier in this country—going back to our founding,” said New York State Senator Pete Harckham at Pace’s Veterans Day Ceremony. “When ordinary men and women answered the call of their nation—either through draft or volunteer—and you were there.” Here at Pace University, we are very proud to recognize the service of our student veterans and the veterans among our faculty and staff. More than 300 of our students have served in the US military, and we’...
Pace students and a professor in a small class setting

We Need Diverse Academia

For the first time in University history, a group of Pace students, faculty, staff, and alumni have been gathering virtually for the Presidential Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion. The members of this task force were elected by their respective governing bodies and appointed by leadership across the University to examine and improve the Pace experience for all—especially those from historically underrepresented communities. Led by Tiffany Hamilton, who heads up the Division of Diversity,...
United Nations building in Geneva, Switzerland

Addressing the United Nations

“Hear our voices, include us in making the decisions that literally determine whether we will live,” said Peace and Justice Studies major Cindy Katchoum ’21 as she delivered the 2020 Joint Civil Society Statement on Youth Engagement and Peace, Disarmament, and Non-Proliferation Education to the United Nations General Assembly First Committee on Disarmament and International Security. Delegates from around the world were in attendance. Kamtchoum, who has interned with the Scottish chapter of...
sturgeon swimming through the water

Sturgeon Surges

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed into law a bill increasing New York State’s powers to protect endangered species (like the Atlantic Sturgeon) from the threat of federal policies that weaken protections. The bill was based on research conducted by student clinicians in Pace’s Environmental Policy Clinic.⁠ Alumna Allie Granger ‘19, as a student, found a loophole in the five-decade old state law that would allow the US Department of the Interior to remove any species its designation had...

A New Addition to the Board

This fall, Lana Bailey-Tamaro ’06 became the newest member of Pace University’s Board of Trustees. Bailey-Tamaro is the CEO and owner of CASO Document Management, a national document scanning and services automation company with offices in New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania. As CEO, she oversees business operations, partnerships, investments, joint ventures, and the overall growth of the company. Prior to her successful business career, Bailey-Tamaro worked as a police officer in the New York...
Pace Performing Arts students used green screen technology to give their live theatrical performances a cohesive look, placing the actors in the same setting, despite them being miles apart in real life.

Coming to You Live

Despite the global pandemic shutting down performance spaces across the globe, the students in Pace’s School of Performing Arts were able to bring their craft to the small screen. Get an inside look at how they produced two live virtual performances this fall. While the curtains closed on live performances around the globe as a precaution during the pandemic, the intrepid students in Pace’s Performing Arts program set out to do what a lot of other performing artists across the nation had...