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Press Release: Dov Horowitz '05 Appointed to Pace University Board of Trustees

June 5, 2024
Dov Horowitz, Pace University Board of Trustees member

Pace University’s Board of Trustees announced the election of a new member, Dov Horowitz '05 (Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems), a distinguished alumnus and IT leader.

"Dov Horowitz is committed to Pace’s mission of creating opportunities for our students now and throughout their careers,” said Rob Sands, chairman of Pace’s Board of Trustees. “We are pleased to welcome him to our Board of Trustees and look forward to benefiting from his expertise, vision, and leadership.”

Dov is the CEO of American Technology Services (ATS), which offers modern technology solutions, including cloud, compliance, custom software development, and network design services. ATS has enhanced its cybersecurity and digital innovation capabilities through strategic acquisitions of cybersecurity and innovative firms. At the NYC headquarters, ATS incubates advanced solutions including the AI-powered web hosting platform LoudSpot and virtual reality simulations. Dov also leads Worldwide TechServices, a global IT professional services and infrastructure support company, where he has served as CEO since 2011.

Dov Horowitz, who received a master’s degree in computer science from Pace’s Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems, recognized that the dramatic ascendance of the Esports and videogame industries presented new, exciting opportunities for Pace to better serve its students. With a landmark gift to support the institution of competitive Esports at Pace, Horowitz’s company, American Technology Services, became the Founding Partner of the varsity program. Dov and American Technology Services saw the potential of Esports to enrich competitors’ student experiences while engaging them in an emerging, multibillion dollar industry.

“As a proud Pace alum, I've experienced firsthand the significant and meaningful impact the university can have in educating and inspiring students,” said Horowitz. “The Esports program, for example, offers ongoing dynamic competitive, curricular, and vocational opportunities for both current and future Pace students. I’m honored to join the Board of Trustees as the university continues to meet student demand and foster next-generation skillsets.”

In fact, following Horowitz’s momentous support, Pace University's Esports program was voted No. 1 in the nation after winning a March Madness-styled bracket for college esports programs. Currently, there are more than 500 members across both campuses that are a part of the Pace University gaming community, including players on Pace’s Varsity, Academy, Club, and intramural teams. Pace is defying a national trend in the growth of participation by female or non-binary athletes. In the past year, the share of women on the school’s esports team has grown to 28% from 19%, and notably, half of the members in the esports club are female.

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace University has been transforming the lives of its diverse students—academically, professionally, and socioeconomically. With campuses in New York City and Westchester County, Pace offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degree programs to 13,600 students in its College of Health Professions, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Elisabeth Haub School of Law, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, Sands College of Performing Arts, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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