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"Straus News" featured Pace University in "Neighborhood Scrapbook: NEW PACE SPACES"

02/01/2019

"Straus News" featured Pace University in "Neighborhood Scrapbook: NEW PACE SPACES"

Pace University opened newly transformed spaces in its signature downtown campus structure, One Pace Plaza, and the adjacent historic building, 41 Park Row, the original home of the New York Times, in a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday. “This is a great moment for Pace University, for our students, faculty, and staff , and for our neighbors,” said Marvin Krislov, Pace University’s president. “Our transformed spaces at One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row replace concrete walls with glass ones and open Pace up to New York. We’re connecting with our community and helping our students look toward their futures.” The campus buildings, across the street from City Hall park and at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge, have undergone extensive modernization and technology upgrades, creating more eff ective spaces for the university community. “We’re bold and big thinkers at Pace University,” said Mark M. Besca ’81, chairman of the Board of Trustees. “With these new facilities, we’re ready to help drive New York into the next century."

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PACE UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES $2 MILLION GIFT FROM CBS CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER JOSEPH IANNIELLO

04/27/2015

Pace University Announces $2 Million Gift from CBS Chief Operating Officer Joseph Ianniello

Ianniello Field House Will Become Flagship of Pace University Athletics and Key Component of Pace’s “Campaign for Pleasantville”

PLEASANTVILLE – Pace University announced today that Joseph Ianniello, the CBS Corporation’s Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Pace University Board of Trustees, has made a $2 million commitment for the construction of a new athletics field house at the university’s campus in Pleasantville. When completed later this year, the Ianniello Field House will be the flagship of Pace University Athletics. Ianniello’s contribution is a part of the university’s Campaign for Pleasantville, an effort to transform and revitalize the 200-acre campus that also includes new residential facilities, an expanded student center and a new environmental center.

“Through our ‘Campaign for Pleasantville,’ we are enhancing the student experience at Pace and this gift will have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of our student-athletes and the entire Pace community,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “A former football player, a Lubin School graduate and the newest member of the university’s Board of Trustees, Joe’s very generous gift sets a terrific example for others who have leveraged their Pace education into fulfilling careers and are now in a position to give back to their alma mater. On behalf of Pace University, we thank Joe for this and all the ways he supports the Pace community.”

“Pace University provides high-quality education with a strong focus on the kind of experiential learning that is invaluable in today’s business world and I am honored to be able to give back to my alma mater in this way,” said CBS Chief Operating Officer Joseph Ianniello.

The Ianniello Field House will be one of the most heavily-trafficked buildings on campus, with 25,000 expected visitors per year. Spectators and visitors will travel through the field house to enter the outdoor athletic complex, and all of Pace athletes and coaches will use this facility for practice, conditioning, and gatherings. The 14,010 sq. ft. facility will include new strength and conditioning facilities and a sports medicine component.

Joseph Ianniello earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration at Pace and was a member of the university’s football team and the Alpha Chi Epsilon fraternity on campus. He frequently mentors Pace students; he recently returned to Pace’s Lubin School of Business to share career and industry advice with Pace students.

As Chief Operating Officer for CBS Corporation, Ianniello works closely with Chief Executive Officer Leslie Moonves to establish and execute strategy across all of the Corporation’s businesses, including CBS Television Network, The CW (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Warner Bros. Entertainment), CBS Television Studios, CBS Global Distribution Group (CBS Studios International and CBS Television Distribution), CBS Consumer Products, CBS Home Entertainment, CBS Interactive, CBS Films, Showtime Networks, CBS Sports Network, Pop (a joint venture between CBS Corporation and Lionsgate), Smithsonian Networks, Simon & Schuster, CBS Television Stations, CBS Radio and CBS EcoMedia.

Ianniello oversees the monetization of the Company’s content across platforms, including retransmission consent fees and reverse compensation from affiliates, as well as the licensing of CBS content for digital streaming and broadband services. He also manages all financial operations of CBS Corporation, which is comprised of corporate development (including mergers and acquisitions), treasury, risk management, worldwide tax and information technology and other areas.

Ianniello was also instrumental in the process of separating CBS from Viacom at the end of 2005. Since then, he has been a key part of the management team that has led CBS to be the #1 media stock among its peers for three of the last five years. He recently guided the Company through the conversion of CBS Outdoor into a real-estate investment trust, marking a first for an outdoor advertising business and ultimately leading to the split-off of CBS Outdoor from CBS in 2014.

Before he was named Chief Operating Officer, Ianniello served as CBS’s Chief Financial Officer (2009-2013) and Deputy Chief Financial Officer (2008-2009), where he was responsible for the Company’s financial strategy across all of its operations. Ianniello also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer and Treasurer (2006-2008).

Prior to CBS’s separation from Viacom Inc., Ianniello held a variety of financial positions with the Company, including Senior Vice President and Treasurer (2005) and Vice President of Corporate Development (2000-2005), among others. Before joining CBS, Ianniello spent seven years with KPMG in various capacities.

In 2013 and 2014, Ianniello was ranked the #1 chief financial officer by sell-side analysts in Institutional Investor’s annual All-America Executive Team survey. Ianniello serves on the Board of Directors of New Alternatives for Children, Inc., as well as Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE).

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. Visit www.pace.edu.

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Pace University Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facilities at Pleasantville Campus

10/09/2014

Pace University Breaks Ground on New Athletic Facilities at Pleasantville Campus

$13.5 Million Project Includes New Field House, Multi-Purpose Field and New Fields for Baseball, Field Hockey and Softball

PLEASANTVILLE, NY (October 9, 2014) -- Pace University broke ground today on a new athletics complex that will modernize and upgrade athletic facilities on its Pleasantville campus. The $13.5 million project, which is part of the Pace Master Plan for the Pleasantville campus, includes construction of a new athletics field house, a new softball field and renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field as well as a new multi-purpose field. 

Local officials joined with Pace faculty, students, athletes, staff and alumni for a groundbreaking ceremony held on Pace Field on the Pleasantville campus. 

“This investment by our University documents, not only the support for our 400 or so student-athletes but dedication to the entire Pleasantville campus community. This project will revolutionize how we operate as a department by providing excellent facilities for our student-athletes and the student body as a whole” remarked Director of Athletics Mark Brown.

The new 14,000-square-foot field house will include a strength center for student-athletes, locker rooms for the women’s soccer and women’s lacrosse teams, a football locker room, athletic training room, coaches’ offices, equipment room and VIP room. Construction of the building is expected to be completed in the fall of 2015.

The multi-purpose field will feature an artificial turf surface, lights, seating for 1,000 fans and an enclosed press box. The field will be the home for the Pace Football, Men’s Lacrosse, Women’s Lacrosse and Women’s Soccer programs.

Peter X. Finnerty Field will feature an artificial turf surface, new dugouts and lights. In addition to serving as the new home of the Pace Baseball team, the field will also be the home of the newly established women’s field hockey program with the first varsity season approaching in the fall of 2015.

A new softball field will be built in the southwest corner of the Pleasantville campus adjacent to the Taconic State Parkway.  Home of the Pace Softball team, the new field will feature a natural grass surface. The first softball season on the new field will be in the spring of 2016. 

The multi-purpose field as well as the renovations to Peter X. Finnerty Field are all expected to be completed by the end of this year. The athletics field house and the new softball field will be completed in the fall of 2015.

Last October, Pace University broke ground for a Master Plan to transform and revitalize the 200-acre Pleasantville campus. In addition to the new athletic facilities, the $100 million first phase entails creation of two new residential buildings, an expanded student center and a new environmental center. Construction is under way on the residential buildings, expanded student center and environmental center. The project will enable Pace to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently 690 students reside on the Pleasantville campus and 590 at Briarcliff. The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is for sale.

Photo caption: Left to right: Bill Link, Director of Physical Plant; Mark Brown, Athletics Director; T.J. McDonald, Pace Baseball Alumnus; Fred Calaicone, former Pace Head Baseball Coach; Stephen J. Friedman, President; Bill McGrath, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Westchester Campuses.

About Pace Athletics: Pace University is an NCAA Division II member of the Northeast-10 Conference and the Eastern College Athletic Conference that sponsors 14 intercollegiate sports. Pace also sponsors a Spirit Squad which includes Dance and Cheerleading teams. For more information visit the Pace Athletics website.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu