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From the Desk of President Krislov

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President Krislov talks exciting new developments in New York City, and looks ahead to the strong future Pace is building for 2020 and beyond.

This week, I delivered my State of the University Address on all three campuses, talking about where things stand at Pace today and where we plan to go in the future. The short version is that our future looks very strong. The longer version is that our future looks very strong because of all the plans we have and the hard work we’re doing together.

We announced the next steps in our plan redefine our New York City Campus, now with the addition of a brand-new building to essentially replace the east side of One Pace Plaza, including Maria’s Tower. The new building on Nassau Street will provide state-of-the-art new academic and common spaces and a modern residence hall to replace Maria’s, all just a block from our front door at One Pace Plaza West and next door to 41 Park Row. We’ll be starting a community-wide process to determine uses for the new academic space, and we’ll be sharing much more information in the coming months and years.

Additionally, we sketched the next steps in our plan to build a strong Pleasantville Campus. A task force of faculty and staff is working with the Provost’s Office to give recommendations on how to implement the findings of the Pleasantville Analysis, evaluating market demands and employment trends. We want to become a hub for biotech and health education, across all five of our schools, to best serve the thriving Westchester economy. We’re developing new programs in Pleasantville in response to market demands, and we’re enrolling even more graduate students there, recognizing that today’s job market requires lifelong learning.

And we presented a vision for a thriving future at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Under the leadership of newly appointed Dean Horace Anderson, Haub Law is seeing enrollment rise, applications rise, and strong demand for new programs. Dean Anderson and his faculty have better serve students, to do so more efficiently, and to better connect with the Westchester legal community. Law schools are facing challenges nationwide, but I’m confident Haub Law is well-positioned to thrive.

For more information about the New York Master Plan, please visit the Master Plan webpage, which has detailed information about this exciting new undertaking. We look forward to keeping the Pace Community apprised of upcoming developments, which you can always find on the Master Plan site. 

Have a great semester, and thank you for your continued support and hard work.  

Marvin Krislov
President