April 2022: A Message from President Krislov

April 6, 2022
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It’s rainy today, but it’s still starting to feel like spring is really here.

Temperatures are warming up, flowers are starting to bloom, the New York region feels more vibrant than it has in a long time. Here at Pace University, we’re feeling a real sense of renewal and reinvigoration, too.

In New York City, we’ve nearly completed work on 161 William Street, where we’ve taken over the full building, where we have a new lobby just for us, and where, finally, big, bold Pace signage went up on the facade. In Pleasantville over the last few weeks, we had the chance to cheer on our Setters basketball teams—both women and men—in the NCAA’s March Madness, where the women made it to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2001. And at Haub Law, U.S. News has ranked our environmental law program as No. 1 in the country for the second consecutive year and the third time in four years.

We’re all excited for our first in-person Commencement in three years, at which we’ll celebrate this year’s Class of 2022 and also graduates from the Classes of 2020 and 2021. It’ll be our biggest and best Commencement ever, a huge celebration for 20,000 graduates and guests at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens. We’re going to have some big announcements coming very soon about honorees and speakers, and I can’t wait to see all our graduates in person. You can learn more about plans for Commencement 2022 here.

Finally, we’re just as focused on making Pace an even better place for our faculty and staff as we are for our students. We extended the survey window for the Great Colleges to Work For survey, which will help identify ways we can improve our workplace environment. Faculty and full-time staff, if you haven’t completed the survey I really hope you’ll do so by this Friday, April 8. Check your Pace email for your survey form, sent from

I wish a Ramadan mubarak to all those who are currently celebrating, and a happy Passover and Easter to those who soon will be celebrating. Enjoy the spring.


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