Faculty and Staff

September 2023: A Message from President Krislov

September 6, 2023
pace family moving into 15 beekman

Welcome to the new academic year at Pace University, and welcome to the start of our exciting future.

There are big changes at all three of our campuses, starting with our physical plant. At the Elisabeth Haub School of Law, we spent the summer completing some much-needed infrastructure and security improvements. On the Pleasantville Campus, we opened new lab spaces for Dyson College and the Seidenberg School that will keep our students on the cutting edge of important and growing fields like environmental science and cybersecurity. And of course, in New York City we opened our brand-new 26-story campus center at 15 Beekman, which includes a new residence hall, new common spaces and gathering spaces, modern new dining facilities and a modern new library, and a dedicated new home for the Seidenberg School—plus, I must say, some truly stunning views over Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New York Harbor.

I enjoyed welcoming our incoming first-year and transfer students at Convocation ceremonies in New York City and Pleasantville yesterday, and I’m looking forward to connecting with many more of you at events scheduled over the next few weeks. For new students, I’ll be popping into Weeks of Welcome events as often as my schedule permits.

I hope to see all of you—students, faculty, and staff—at the Back-to-School welcome events that Provost Joe Franco and I will be hosting on September 12 in Pleasantville and >September 13 in NYC. I’ll be joining the Dean’s Welcome Back BBQ at Haub Law tomorrow afternoon. And I can’t wait to cheer for our Pace Setters football team, and during halftime celebrate our national champion women’s lacrosse team, at our home opener in Pleasantville this Saturday. If you’re able to see it, on Saturday night, September 9, the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in Westchester will be illuminated in Pace blue and gold to celebrate our women’s lacrosse champions.

Finally, mark your calendars for the official ribbon-cutting for 15 Beekman on October 11. And maybe if you have a chance, say a quick goodbye to the east side of One Pace Plaza. Demolition work for the renovation starts any day—and the architects’ latest conceptual plans (PDF) for the new public spaces (there will also be a transformed residence hall in the tower) look fantastic.

It’s going to be a great year.

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