Faculty and Staff

April 2024: A Message from President Krislov

April 3, 2024
group of students walking on Pace's pleasantville campus.

As we embrace the final months of this academic year, we stand at the threshold of celebrating our cherished tradition of Commencement, an event that marks both an end and a beginning for our graduating students. This year, our ceremony on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens, promises to be a remarkable showcase of our students' achievements, resilience, and unwavering spirit.

In this issue of Pace Now, we’re excited to announce the incredible roster of Commencement speakers and honorees; a selection of individuals whose stories and successes are as diverse as they are inspiring. Among them: a Tony Award-winning Broadway star, the former president of a legendary comic book company, a Pace family who turned tragedy into a beacon of hope, a physician transforming healthcare with the power of AI, and more. Their stories exemplify the breadth of impact and creativity that defines our community.

Among our other lead stories, we spotlight the groundbreaking work of our students and faculty. From in-depth research on how rideshare companies have transformed the urban environment, to the entrepreneurial spirit fueling student-run businesses on campus, these stories illustrate the real-world application of learning we champion at Pace.

You’ll also find information about our summer programs at Pace and Career Services’ upcoming job and internship fair (more than 120 employers are attending!). Read stories about Pace superstars, from a Sands faculty bringing his industry expertise to the classroom, to a student worker who is taking every opportunity that comes her way, and beyond.

Finally, the "Best Colleges to Work For" survey is open until Friday, April 5. I urge all full-time staff, full-time faculty, and adjunct faculty to contribute your valuable feedback through this anonymous and confidential survey. Your insights are instrumental in guiding our efforts to enhance our community support and service.

As we look to the future, we do so with optimism and a shared sense of purpose. The journey of learning and discovery never truly ends, and we invite you to stay connected, engaged, and excited for what lies ahead.

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On Monday, May 20, the Class of 2024 will celebrate with some amazing guests who will impart their wisdom to the departing graduates. Among the honorees are a Broadway powerhouse, a family who turned a heartbreaking loss into hope for children, a renowned judge, the former president of one of the largest and oldest American comic book companies, and a physician leading the way in AI-powered medicine.