Faculty and Staff

October 2023: A Message from President Krislov

October 3, 2023
interior of Pace's 15 Beekman lobby showing a large stair case

I often say that the Pace Community is a family, and when I glance across this issue of Pace Now—which really means that when I look across our campuses this month—what I see is everyone in the Pace family coming together to celebrate the great things we’re accomplishing.

Next Wednesday, we’ll be celebrating 15 Beekman Day, full of events to celebrate our beautiful new living, learning, and community space at the corner of Beekman and Nassau streets in New York City (or as the tagline on the cool new tote bags some lucky 15 Beekman Day participants will get their hands on says, “at the corner of opportunity and visibility”). The highlight of the day will be the formal ribbon-cutting, at 12:15 p.m., featuring Board Chair Rob Sands, JD ’85, remarks from other University leaders, plus food and festivities. But there will also be other mini-celebrations throughout the day, from a meet-and-greet with the Learning Commons at 11:15 in the morning to cupcakes and painting with Residential Life at 6:15 in the afternoon, all getting into that 15 theme.

Elsewhere in this issue, we’re covering the Homecoming celebrations coming up in Pleasantville later this month, a chance to reconnect with alumni and friends, cheer on our teams, and of course join the annual Homecoming bonfire. There’s also the faculty and staff tailgate hosted by Athletics on October 7.

We also have also stories about new classes in the library to help teach students How to Adult, a new course in Pleasantville on piloting drones, and Seidenberg student Sachin Archer, who came to our New York City Campus from Jamaica—and then had the chance to go either farther afield and travel with the Design Factory to Switzerland to continue his academic work.

As for me, I’m busy rooting for all our Setters—on and off the fields, and across all our campuses. I’m excited by everything you’re up to, the projects covered here in Pace Now and the things we have yet to discover. I look forward to seeing you out and about, learning what you’re up to, and reading about your next triumphs. And I’ll hope to see lots of you at the 15 Beekman ribbon-cutting next week!

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