NEWS RELEASE: Photeine M. Anagnostopoulos, Specialist in K-through-12 and Higher Education, Elected to Pace University’s Board of Trustees

NEWS RELEASE: Photeine M. Anagnostopoulos, Specialist in K-through-12 and Higher Education, Elected to Pace University’s Board of Trustees

Photeine M. Anagnostopoulos, Specialist in K-through-12 and Higher Education, Elected to Pace University’s Board of Trustees

Ms. Anagnostopoulos brings to the Board a broad perspective and deep understanding of the challenges facing K-though-12 education in preparing students for college

NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 — Pace University has elected Photeine “Photo” M. Anagnostopoulos, a senior official in New York and New Jersey public schools, as the newest member of its Board of Trustees.

Ms. Anagnostopoulos is a senior adviser to New Jersey’s Commissioner of Education, focusing on fiscal analysis of that state’s K-through-12 school districts. Prior to her current position, she served as the Chief Executive of Finance and Administrative Operations for the Newark, N.J., Public School District and as the Deputy Chancellor for Finance and Technology for the New York City Department of Education, the country’s largest school district with one million students.

Ms. Anagnostopoulos graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with an AB in economics and went on to earn an MBA from Harvard Business School. Since 2009 she has been a member of Harvard University’s Board of Overseers.

“We are very pleased to welcome such a capable and distinguished individual to our Board,” said Aniello A. Bianco, ‘61, Chair of the Pace Board of Trustees.

“Photo will bring valuable expertise, energy, and perspective to the Board’s deliberations. With her deep commitment to education and her enthusiasm for our mission of Opportunitas, I know she will serve the University well,he added.

“I am excited to support Pace in its mission to provide students with a strong liberal arts foundation as they prepare for success in their future careers,” Anagnostopoulos said in a recent interview. She also said that her fellow Trustees’ devotion to Pace provided a powerful attraction. “I’m very impressed with the dedication of the Board. They are extremely enthusiastic in supporting the University. That was very important to me.”

Prior to joining the New York City Department of Education, Ms. Anagnostopoulos directed McGraw-Hill’s Digital Learning team in the enhancement and development of effective K-through-12 technology-based programs. She also served as Senior Vice President of The College Board, where she led the overhaul of the SAT college admissions exam. She began her career in investment banking at Morgan Stanley.

Ms. Anagnostopoulos is also heavily involved in her local community. For 18 years, she has been an active board member of SCO Family of Services, which provides necessary services and unconditional care to more than 60,000 of New York’s homeless families, struggling teenagers, children from at-risk families, and disabled adults.  She has also served as an active member of the Board at two independent schools in New York City: The Dalton School in Manhattan and the Fordham Preparatory School in the Bronx.

 

 

About Pace University

Since 1906, Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems.

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Media Contact: Michael A. Oricchio, Pace University, 212-346-1117, moricchio@pace.edu

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