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NEW YORK — Pace University honored Eugene R. McGrath, chairman, president and CEO of Consolidated Edison of New York, at the University’s 35th annual Leaders in Management Award Dinner on Tuesday, April 1, at The Plaza in New York City.
In presenting the Award, Pace University President Dr. Patricia O. Ewers described Mr. McGrath “as a giant in the energy industry and a man of enormous dedication and commitment when it comes to civic responsiveness and a keen understanding of the importance to higher education in building the skilled and productive workforce of tomorrow.” At the ceremony, Mr. McGrath received an Honorary Doctor of Commercial Science degree from the University.
A native of New York, Mr. McGrath earned a mechanical engineering degree from Manhattan College, a masters of business administration degree from Iona College and completed an advanced management program at Harvard University.
The Leaders in Management Award, initiated in 1962 and presented annually to prominent members of the business community, celebrates the recipients’ achievements, which serve to enhance the economic, civic and cultural life of New York and the nation.
Past recipients of the Leaders in Management Award include: David Rockefeller, The Chase Manhattan Bank; Thomas J. Watson Jr., IBM; and Robert E. Allen, AT&T.
Also during the evening, the University recognized the contributions of the Corporate Representatives Committee, a group of alumni that serves to strengthen the University’s ties to the corporate community and fosters increased alumni participation in University events and activities.
Proceeds from the Leaders in Management Award Dinner will be used to match the $10-million Dyson Family Challenge and Pace University’s National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant.