November 2022: A Message from President Krislov

November 9, 2022
Pace westchester campus in fall

As we come out of yet another bruising election cycle—this time, for better or for worse, one in which not much ultimately seems to have changed—I find myself impressed anew by the civic commitment and involvement of so many in our Pace Community.

Two weeks ago, we hosted the only debate between Gov. Kathy Hochul and her challenger, Rep. Lee Zeldin, in the Schimmel Center on our New York City Campus. It was a great opportunity for Pace, which landed our name and logo in articles and photos around the state and across the country. It also showed our political leaders — and our partners at Spectrum News NY1—what the people of Pace are capable of accomplishing. Our team of student volunteers, under the expert leadership of our Public Affairs team, were perfect hosts and ideal ambassadors for us, and Dyson student Mandi Karpo, editor-in-chief of The Pace Press, was lucky to be the sole student journalist in attendance. (You can read about her experience here.)

Elsewhere in this issue of Pace Now, you’ll read about many other kinds of civic engagement at Pace. You’ll learn about Lubin student Nicholas Lotto, a former Marine and president of Pace’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America, who is working to support the mental health of all our student veterans. Our environmental commitment has once again earned Pace recognition on the Princeton Review list of green colleges. You’ll read about the impressive accomplishments of the budding diplomats on our United Nations team. And as the Thanksgiving season approaches, CCAR, which did so much to help make sure our students voted in yesterday’s elections, offers a guide to giving back.

In the spirit of the season, I’m grateful to see that it’s finally turning properly autumnal here in the New York region. The weather is brisk and the leaves are vibrantly colored, but of course it’s also getting dark earlier and earlier. As we move into the winter months, I want us all to remain aware of our mental health and wellbeing. We’ve all been through a very challenging few years, and now we’re entering what is often a tough season. Please take care of yourselves, be kind to yourselves, and reach out for any help you need.

At Pace, we’re all committed to supporting one another. And together we will accomplish great things.

Have a great fall and a happy Thanksgiving—and keep your eye out for Pace’s Giving Tuesday campaign right after the holiday!

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During his time in uniform, Nicholas Lotto’s mission was to consider the welfare and mental health of his fellow Marines. Now, as president of Pace’s chapter of the Student Veterans of America, his old mission has a new backdrop—improving mental health and community inclusion of student veterans on campus.

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With the holidays approaching, Pace’s Center for Community Action and Research is here to help students, staff, and faculty find ways to connect with and give back to their community.


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