Pace University President, Marvin Krislov with students in the Kessel Student center

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State of the Union Address | PACE FORWARD

February 10, 2021
President Marvin Krislov looks back at our successful path through the pandemic and lays out his vision for a strong future.

In the News

March 1, 2021
Gotham Gazette: “New York’s Colleges and Universities are Key to Its Revival”
President Krislov shares his thoughts on New York Colleges and Universities and says they are key to reviving New York City.
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February 18, 2021
Forbes: “The Pandemic Has Been Tough, But We’re Ready For What Comes Next”
In President Krislov’s latest Forbes column, he reflects on his State of the University address speech.
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January 31, 2021
The Hill: “An 'upskill bill' can be the GI Bill for a post-COVID workforce”
The Hill featured President Krislov’s column on post-COVID workforce with President Biden in office.
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December 29, 2020
Forbes: “New Year’s Resolutions From a College President”
President Krislov gives his New Year’s Resolution in his latest Forbes column.
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December 3, 2020
Forbes: “Lessons Learned From A Semester On Campus During The Pandemic”

In President Krislov’s latest Forbes column, he reflects on the Fall 2020 semester.
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November 9, 2020
City & State: “Westchester Power 100: 51-100”

President Krislov was featured in City and State’s annual list of influential people whereby they highlight Krislov’s leadership and focus on the mental health and well-being of the Pace community.
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November 6, 2020
Forbes: “Celebrating First-Generation College Day And Beyond”

In President Krislov’s latest Forbes column he celebrates first-generation college students.
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October 28, 2020
The Harvard Gazette: “COVID’s triple whammy for Black students”

President Marvin Krislov was highlighted in The Harvard Gazette regarding Covid’s effect on BIPOC students.
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October 27, 2020
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “Forum Outlines Support for Students of Color Impacted by COVID-19”

“Frankly, I do think this time demands even more of us in terms of really reaching out affirmatively to students and asking them, ‘is everything okay?’” said Krislov.

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October 5, 2020
Forbes: “Supporting The Mental Health of College Students During The Pandemic And Beyond”

In President Krislov’s latest Forbes column, he speaks about the mental health of college students during the pandemic. “
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September 29, 2020
Patch: “Pace student Wins National Jefferson Award”

President Krislov was featured in a Patch article sharing his remarks on a student winning an award.

September 24, 2020
The Examiner: “Pace Opens Student Veterans Center”

President Marvin Krislov joined New York State Senator Peter Harckham, student veterans and campus leaders on Monday for a grand opening of Pace University’s Student Veterans Center on its Pleasantville campus. The new center, which was made possible with the help of a $200,000 grant secured by Senator Harckham, will serve as a one-stop resource center for student veterans at Pace, which has hundreds of student veterans and dependents across its campuses, including 60 in Westchester. The new SVC is centrally located on campus inside the Kessel Student Center.
Read the full Examiner article. (E-Edition, Page 19)

September 22, 2020
News12: “Pace University’s unveiling of its new Student Veterans Center on the Pleasantville campus”

President Marvin Krislov joined New York State Senator Peter Harckham, student veterans and campus leaders on Monday for a grand opening of Pace University’s Student Veterans Center on its Pleasantville campus. The new center, which was made possible with the help of a $200,000 grant secured by Senator Harckham, will serve as a one-stop resource center for student veterans at Pace, which has hundreds of student veterans and dependents across its campuses, including 60 in Westchester. The new SVC is centrally located on campus inside the Kessel Student Center.
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September 22, 2020
Patch: “Pace University’s unveiling of its new Student Veterans Center in Pace University Unveils New Student Veterans Center"

President Marvin Krislov joins State Sen. Peter Harckham, student veterans Sukh Singh and Steven Garcia, and Dean for Students Rachel Carpenter for a ceremonial ribbon cutting outside the Kessel Student Center. "Pace University has a proud tradition of supporting student veterans and their families, and this new Student Veterans Center, our first space dedicated exclusively to their needs, will help us deliver on that mission," said President Krislov. "We are grateful to Senator Harckham for his support. He shares our firm belief that we must go above and beyond to serve those who have served our country."
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September 22, 2020
Westchester County Business Journal: “Pace University’s unveiling of its new Student Veterans Center in "Pace University opens Student Veterans Center"

President Marvin Krislov joined New York State Senator Peter Harckham, student veterans and campus leaders on Monday for a grand opening of Pace University’s Student Veterans Center on its Pleasantville campus. The new center, which was made possible with the help of a $200,000 grant secured by Senator Harckham, will serve as a one-stop resource center for student veterans at Pace, which has hundreds of student veterans and dependents across its campuses, including 60 in Westchester. The new SVC is centrally located on campus inside the Kessel Student Center.
Read the article.

September 14, 2020
City and State: “President Marvin Krislov named to City & State’s Higher Education Power 50 in New York State.”

President Krislov was featured in a City and State article highlighting the chancellors, presidents, deans and other academic officers who are navigating New York’s top institutions through this unprecedented period of crisis. Marvin Krislov came to Pace University in 2018 after serving for a decade as president of Oberlin College. Over the past few years, he has been working on a $190 million plan to upgrade and expand Pace’s Manhattan campus, while ensuring that the 13,000-student university retains its place as a top four-year school for social mobility. Krislov previously served as acting solicitor of national operations in the U.S. Department of Labor.
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September 14, 2020
Forbes: “President Marvin Krislov writes in Forbes that Pace – and higher education – is all in on New York City.”
In President Krislov’s latest Forbes column, he speaks about attending Pace University in the wake of a pandemic. “The New York City region is and always has been an amazing place to go to school. As we always say at Pace University, when you come to Pace, New York City is literally your campus. City Hall is across the street from us, the Brooklyn Bridge is next door, and something like a dozen subway lines, which can take you anywhere in any borough, are within a few blocks. There are research opportunities and professional connections, and world-class avenues for channeling your passions, be they creative or entrepreneurial or political or scientific or all of the above. There are passionate, motivated people everywhere.” (The column was also picked up by Washington Latest.)
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September 8, 2020
The Ed UP Experience Podcast: " Higher Education De-densifying and Intrusive Advising - w/Marvin Krislov, President, Pace University"
President Krislov spoke with the Ed Up Experience podcast about Pace’s return to campus, staying connecting with students, and the university’s success in preparing students for life and the workforce.
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August 21, 2020
Forbes: "To The Class Of 2024: You’re Going To Change The World"
President Krislov speaks to the class of 2024 with hope for their next 4 years of college and beyond. “These students are embarking on their college careers at an unsettled time for the country. It is a challenging moment, to be sure. But it’s also extraordinary: This is a college class that is living through history. That experience will bind the Class of 2024 together, and it will set these students up for remarkable, meaningful, productive lives. They’re jumping forward into a transforming world, and they will be ready to lead it.”
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July 16, 2020
Fast Company: "Ivanka, coronavirus, and the messy truth about the ‘skills gap’ ”
President Marvin Krislov is highlighted in Fast Company regarding important ideas for addressing the skills gap.. “In the end, we are still tinkering around the edges with all of this. We need to think much bigger—on the scale of ‘a GI Bill for upskilling workers,’ as Pace University President Marvin Krislov has suggested.”
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July 14, 2020
Newsday: "College in the fall?"
President Krislov gives his optimistic point of view on returning to campus in the fall. “I'm an optimist because I know our region has been here before: This century, it has been buffeted by the devastation of 9/11, the inundation after Hurricane Sandy, and the collapse caused by the Great Recession. Each time, we worried that some of our students wouldn’t return — especially our most vulnerable students, those from low-income families or the first in their families to attend college. We were afraid that they thought they couldn’t afford school, that they worried about their safety, or simply that they thought other things were more important in a time of great disruption.”
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June 27, 2020
The Journal News: "Pace University and Manhattanville College announce plans for fall semester"
President Krislov discussed Pace’s plan for the fall. "We are determined to provide our students with the high-quality educational experience they expect while protecting health and safety for everyone in our community, including students, faculty, and staff.”
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June 19, 2020
New York Daily News: “The DACA ruling is huge for higher education”
Pace President Marvin Krislov and Joseph M. McShane, President of Fordham University, co-wrote a joint op-ed in the New York Daily News on the Supreme Court ruling protecting the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). “DACA students improve our classrooms, and this decision sends a strong signal reaffirming what we’ve always known: That all students, including the Dreamers, deserve a place in our communities and on our campuses” they said.
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June 18, 2020
Forbes: “How We Can Support Students And Support The Recovery”
President Krislov’s Forbes column announced the launch of the New York Recovery Internships which funds Pace undergraduates to work for nonprofit organizations that are supporting communities in need and around New York City and Westchester. “These students will have a chance to do hands-on work in their communities, putting into practice many of the skills they’ve learned in their classrooms, and the organizations gain highly motivated, well-trained, mentored student interns to help them advance their missions and rebuild their communities,” said Krislov.
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June 3, 2020
USA Today: “Yes college in the United States is still worth it- and very much so”
President Krislov wrote for USA Today about the merits of higher education in a climate where many are encouraging students to take time off. “College is key to the American dream. A college education opens the doors to new areas of knowledge, to mentors and guides, and to new friends and connections,” he said. “Those advantages of college are invaluable, especially for those who don’t come from backgrounds that automatically provide those mentors and connections,” he added.
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June 1, 2020
News 12 Westchester: “Tri-state teaching institutions release statements on death of George Floyd, protests”
President Krislov’s statement on the George Floyd protests, along with college presidents in the tri-state area were featured on News 12 Westchester. President Marvin Krislov says, “In this challenging time, we stand, as always, with all of our students, faculty, and staff, especially those of color. We are steadfast in our belief in the power of peaceful protest. And we support anyone and everyone in our community working to change the world for the better.”
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