Newsday: New Pace University Residence Hall Opens in Lower Manhattan as Part of Major Revitalization Plan for Pace Campuses

Newsday ran a story on the opening of Pace’s new residence hall at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

Newsday ran a story on the opening of Pace’s new residence hall at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan.

From Newsday:

Pace University officials formally opened the new residence hall for Pace students at 182 Broadway in lower Manhattan on Monday afternoon in a ribbon cutting ceremony. The ribbon cutting was followed by an open house with tours and reception.

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NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Pleasantville Campus and Breaks Ground on Major Transformation Project

State, county and local leaders today joined with Pace University administrators to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Pleasantville campus and break ground on the first phase of a Master Plan to transform and revitalize the 200-acre campus. (Left: Pace administrators and students break ground on the second largest construction project in Westchester apart from the Tappan Zee Bridge.)

Pace University Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of its Pleasantville Campus and Breaks Ground on Major Transformation Project

Pace President Stephen J. Friedman is joined by State, County and Local Leaders for this milestone event

PLEASANTVILLE, NY (October 23, 2013) – State, county and local leaders today joined with Pace University administrators to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Pleasantville campus and break ground on the first phase of a Master Plan to transform and revitalize the 200-acre campus.

“As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of our Pleasantville campus this year, we now prepare for the next half century with a major transformation of our campus. This project, together with new academic programs and related enhancements, represents a significant investment in and commitment to the future of the Pleasantville campus,” said Pace President Stephen J. Friedman.

Today’s formal groundbreaking ceremony, which was attended by more than 100 government and business leaders and members of the academic community, represents the culmination of more than four years of extensive planning resulting in a Master Plan designed to enhance the quality of the Pleasantville campus experience. The $100 million project is one of the largest construction projects under way in the Hudson Valley region. The planned improvements are anticipated to be completed over a period of five to eight years.

“Today, we break ground on a project that will make Pace even better, not just in terms of modern ‘green’ buildings, but in terms of what it will offer its future students. Apart from the Tappan Zee Bridge project, this is the largest construction project going on in our county today,” said Westchester County Executive Robert P. Astorino.

“These are truly exciting times for Pace University and the Town of Mount Pleasant. As Pace University celebrates the 50th anniversary of its Pleasantville campus and begins construction on its extraordinary Master Plan, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to have Pace in our community. For over 50 years the University has been exceptionally committed to giving back to our Town through an array of annual community service initiatives, charitable activities and serving as an open campus to our residents. Pace is a tremendous academic, economic and cultural resource to our Town, and the start of its Master Plan marks the University’s reinvestment in the Mount Pleasant community for the next 50 years and beyond,” said Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Joan Maybury.

The project will enable Pace University to consolidate functions that are now split between campuses in Pleasantville and Briarcliff. Currently 690 students reside on the Pleasantville campus and 590 at Briarcliff. The 35-acre Briarcliff campus, which Pace opened in 1977, is for sale. While no classes are taught in Briarcliff, the plan will allow athletic and certain administration functions that are now there to be brought to Pleasantville.

The first phase of the project (Phase1A) will entail creation of two new residential buildings, an expanded student center, the relocation of the environmental center and athletic facilities necessary to replace those being vacated at the Briarcliff campus. Improvements to the infrastructure, more open green space and improving pedestrian accessibility are also part of the planned enhancements

“This Master Plan is a vision for a modern and sustainable campus designed to improve the student experience,” said William J. McGrath, Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer at Pace. “It will enable Pace to continue to attract and retain high quality students and to fulfill our educational mission. The plan, which is the result of extensive study and analysis, adheres to sustainable development standards in a manner that is sensitive to the existing environmental conditions of the site and the surrounding community.”

The planned improvements will have minimal visible impact on the surrounding area and the 115-acre internal wooded buffer that wraps around the north, east and southeast portions of the campus will remain undisturbed.

The Master Plan represents a significant investment by Pace University in the local and regional economy. As Westchester’s 13th largest employer, Pace contributes approximately $64 million annually to the county’s economy in direct and indirect spending. Of its total workforce, 934 live and work in Westchester; of that total 205 reside in the Town of Mount Pleasant. Additionally, some 18,384 Pace alumni live in the county with 1,900 residing in Mount Pleasant.

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. www.pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: Pace University Staff Member Appointed Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives

Sophie R. Kaufman, DPS, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives at Pace University’s College of Health Professions.

Pace University Staff Member Appointed Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives

NEW YORK – Sophie R. Kaufman, DPS, has been appointed to the position of Assistant Dean for Grants and Strategic Initiatives at Pace University’s College of Health Professions.

Kaufman started at Pace in 2002 as Administrative Director and in 2011 was promoted to Executive Director of ALPS – Advancing Leadership, Partnerships and Scholarship, the College of Health Professions’ Center of Excellence.

During her time at Pace, Kaufman has facilitated the acquisition of millions of dollars of external grant funding, overseeing endowed student scholarships and other endowed accounts, assisting faculty to seek internal and external grant funding, coordinating the work of graduate assistants, fostering international partnerships for CHP faculty and students, and more. During the past few years she also pursued the Doctor of Professional Studies Degree at Pace/Lubin and walked at the May commencement to celebrate the culmination of this work.

Kaufman looks to continually expand opportunities for students and faculty to enhance their education and develop their scholarship by growing and diversifying funding for faculty research, student scholarships, and College of Health Professions programs. She supports innovative interprofessional and interdisciplinary initiatives, such as the $60,000 grant from the Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women that was the first grant to support both nursing and physician assistant students, and the first grant specifically for female veterans and their dependents at Pace, and the $100,000 grant from Pilot Health Tech NYC for Pace’s interdisciplinary project with eCaring LLC involving nursing and computer science students serving clients at the Henry Street Settlement in New York City.

About the College of Health Professions at Pace University: The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 to showcase the breadth of health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Program. The College’s vision is innovative leadership in education, practice, and scholarship for the health professions, and its mission is to educate and challenge students for the health professions to be innovators and leaders who will positively impact global health care.

About ALPS: The ALPS Center of Excellence is dedicated to supporting the academic mission of the College of Health Professions through external funding, facilitation of faculty scholarship, student opportunities, partnerships, and leadership development.  The center provides opportunities for faculty to develop their scholarship in education, research and practice through a variety of partnerships at the local, national, and international levels, and access to internal and external funding.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University has produced 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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, 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. www.pace.edu

Journal News, Examiner, Westchester County Business Journal and Mid-Hudson News: Planners OK $100M Pace Expansion

The Master Plan for Pace’s Pleasantville campus recently received site plan approval from the Town of Mt. Pleasant Planning Board.

The Master Plan for Pace’s Pleasantville campus recently received site plan approval from the Town of Mt. Pleasant Planning Board. Work is set to begin in August.

The first phase of the plan includes relocating and expanding the environmental center, two new residence halls, new and improved athletic fields and facilities, and expanding the dining hall and student center.

Read the recent news coverage of the site plan approval in The Journal News, the Westchester County Business Journal, Mid-Hudson News, The Examiner, Construction News, and The Gazette.

NEWS RELEASE: Mark M. Besca Succeeds Aniello A. Bianco as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pace University

Pace University Vice Chairman Mark M. Besca will succeed Aniello A. Bianco as Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees effective July 1, Pace President Stephen J. Friedman announced.

Mark M. Besca Succeeds Aniello A. Bianco as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pace University

NEW YORK, July 1 – Pace University Vice Chairman Mark M. Besca will succeed Aniello A. Bianco as Chairman of the University’s Board of Trustees effective July 1, Pace President Stephen J. Friedman announced. After 14 years of leadership, Bianco concluded his term as Chairman on June 30. He will continue to serve as a member of the Board for another year.

The transition takes place after several years of impressive growth at the University, with higher enrollments, new academic programs, national recognition for the high employment rate and earning power of Pace graduates, and significant investments in the learning and living facilities on  Pace’s campuses in New York City and Pleasantville.

“This is a time of great momentum at Pace, fueled by an ever growing awareness that the education we offer is especially responsive to the needs of individuals and the nation today,” said President Friedman. “I am delighted that Mark Besca will serve as the next Chairman of the Board of Trustees because he possesses both proven success as a business leader and a deep personal love of Pace that will help us drive this momentum across the University. I know Mark will be a strong and effective Chairman and I look forward to working closely with him.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased to help further position our students and faculty in realizing their individual dreams of achievement and our university mission of Opportunitas,” said Besca. “I am honored to assume the chairmanship from Neil Bianco, a man I deeply admire and respect. Neil’s great support of and affection for Pace University, combined with his visionary leadership as Chairman for the past 14 years, has positioned the University for continued excellence and growth.”

A 1981 graduate of the Lubin School of Business, Besca is the New York City Office Managing Partner at Ernst & Young.  After receiving his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Pace, Besca went on to earn an MBA in finance from Columbia University.  He has been a Pace Trustee since October 2001.

Mark is also a David Rockefeller Fellow of The New York City Partnership, a Vice Chairman of the UJA Executive Media and Entertainment Group and is a member of the AICPA and the New York Society of CPA’s.

Until August 2011, Besca was the Northeast Industry Leader for the Media and Entertainment group where he served multinational clients and also frequently represented the firmon national broadcasts such as the Primetime Emmy Awards and American Music Award shows.  He began his career through Pace’s career services as an intern with Arthur Young in 1979.

About Pace University: Since 1906, Pace University 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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, 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. www.pace.edu

Media Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

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NEWS RELEASE: Vanessa J. Herman Joins Pace as New Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations

Vanessa J. Herman has joined Pace University as Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations.

Vanessa J. Herman Joins Pace University as New Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations

NEW YORK, Feb. 25, 2013 – Vanessa J. Herman has joined Pace University as Assistant Vice President for Government and Community Relations. Herman brings with her more than 20 years of experience in government, community, and public relations.

“Vanessa brings to Pace a rich background in government and community relations from both private industry and academia,” said Robert G.M. Keating, Pace’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives. “Her experience, energy, and enthusiasm will serve Pace well and we all look forward to working with her.”

Most recently, Herman was Director of Government and External Relations at Applied DNA Sciences (APDN), a bio-tech company that utilizes botanical DNA as a security measure and criminal deterrent. Her responsibilities at APDN, located on the campus of Stony Brook University, included creating legislative and community relations agendas; identifying, developing, and overseeing strategic business partnerships; and identifying federal and state grant opportunities.

Prior to joining APDN in 2011, Herman was the Assistant Director of Governmental Relations at Stony Brook for more than 12 years.  During this time she served as the university’s federal lobbyist and was responsible for the creation and implementation of federal legislative initiatives. She also secured government appropriations, monitored federal and state higher-education policy, and promoted significant educational legislative issues.  She interacted directly with elected officials at all levels of government, raising the university’s profile and advancing its legislative agenda.

“Pace is a dynamic university that is well situated to meet the current challenges facing higher education, and continue to grow in leaps and bounds,” Herman said. “I am excited, honored, and proud to be a part of this prestigious university.”

From 1991 to 1999, Herman served as Press Secretary, Executive Assistant, Director of Community Relations and campaign staff for former U.S. Senator Alfonse D’Amato (R-NY).

Herman has a B.A. in Political Science/Sociology and an M.A. in Literature, both from Stony Brook University. She and her husband, Mike Donohue, a Master Sergeant with the New York Army National Guard, live in Long Island and Manhattan.

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace has produced 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 New York City and Westchester County, New York, 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. www.pace.edu

Media contacts: Michael A. Oricchio, (212) 346-1117, moricchio@pace.edu in New York, or Cara Cea, (914) 906-9680, ccea@pace.edu in Pleasantville, N.Y.

NEWS RELEASE: Harriet R. Feldman to assume the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions

Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has assumed the role of dean and tenured professor of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing.

Harriet R. Feldman to assume the role of dean of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing

NEW YORK, Feb. 14 – Harriet R. Feldman, PhD, RN, FAAN, has assumed the role of dean and tenured professor of Pace University’s College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing. Gerrie Colombraro, PhD, RN, after serving as interim dean of the College of Health Professions for two years, has returned to her position as Associate Dean for Administration.

Dr. Feldman, who has just returned from sabbatical after serving for two years as Pace’s interim provost, has been dean of Pace’s Lienhard School of Nursing since 1993 and also served concurrently as interim dean of Pace’s School of Education from 2006 through 2010.

“Dr.Feldman is a true university citizen,” said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman. “I am deeply grateful that she answered the call to serve as Pace’s interim provost and I am delighted that she will now resume her leadership as dean of the College of Health Professions.”

“I was privileged to serve the University as Interim Provost and am delighted to be back once again to lead the College of Health Professions as we pursue an exciting future with new programs to help educate the next generation of health care workers,” Dr. Feldman said.

Dr. Feldman has testified before Congress and presented at conferences worldwide. For legislative work in addressing the nursing and nursing faculty shortage, she received the “Grassroots Star” award from the Association of American Colleges of Nursing. Dr. Feldman has written or edited more than 100 books, scholarly articles and editorials. Four of her books have earned “book of the year” awards from national nursing organizations. She is past editor of the journals “Nursing Leadership Forum” andScholarly Inquiry for Nursing Practice.”

Dr. Feldman was principal author of a $1.3 million Helene Fuld Health Trust grant for career-changing nursing students in partnership with Health and Hospitals Corporation, and a $500,000 Helene Fuld Health Trust scholarship endowment. Also under her direction, Pace led a consortium of institutions that won a $1.03 million U.S. Labor Department grant funding health care facilities in exchange for Master’s-prepared nurses to teach, enabling more nursing students to enroll.  Lienhard was among the first institutions to receive funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) through the New Careers in Nursing Scholarship Program to increase enrollment in Lienhard’s Combined Degree Program.

Dr. Feldman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and of the New York Academy of Medicine. Professional memberships include the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (Board Member: 2003 to 2010); NY/NJ Nursing Spectrum Advisory Board (Board Member since 2002); Greater New York Organization of Nurse Executives; and the Eastern Nursing Research Society.

She earned her BS and MS degrees in nursing from Adelphi and a PhD in nursing science from New York University.  She also completed two management development programs at Harvard University. She lives in Bellmore, NY.

Dr. Colombraro is happy to be back in her former role; she says, “It was an honor to serve as Interim Dean of the College and the nursing program, but I am very happy to be back ‘home’ in my role as Associate Dean.”

About Pace University: For more than 100 years, Pace University has been preparing students to become leaders in their fields. A private university, Pace provides an education that combines exceptional academics with professional experience and the New York advantage. Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, and enrolls almost 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Lubin School of Business, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu

About the College of Health Professions: The College of Health Professions was established in 2010 to showcase the breadth of health professions majors at Pace University. The College is made up of the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Pace University-Lenox Hill Hospital Physician Assistant Studies Program.

Media Contact: Cara Cea, 914-906-9680, ccea@pace.edu

NEWS RELEASE: David N. Rahni, Pace Chemistry Professor with a Wide-Ranging Career, Named Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

An internationalist and Fulbright scholar whose expertise runs the gamut from chemistry to environmental science and from forensics to human rights, Rahni is equally at home working with the National Institutes of Health, IBM, and PepsiCo.

 

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David N. Rahni, Pace Chemistry Professor with a Wide-Ranging Career, Named Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

An internationalist and Fulbright scholar whose expertise runs the gamut from chemistry to environmental science and from forensics to human rights, Rahni is equally at home working with the National Institutes of Health, IBM, and PepsiCo.

NEW YORK, Dec. 18, 2012 – Pace University Provost Uday P. Sukhatme announced today that Dr. David N. Rahni, professor of chemistry and environmental science on the Pleasantville, NY, campus, has been named Interim Associate Provost for Academic Affairs effective Jan. 15, 2013.

“David’s wide knowledge and experience with Pace faculty will be very valuable to the Provost’s team as we work with the faculty to formulate and implement new initiatives for advancing research and teaching at Pace” said Provost Sukhatme.

In his new role, Rahni will work to enhance Pace’s academic programs. He will oversee faculty development activities and supervise the University library system, the Center for Teaching and Learning Technology, and the Pforzheimer Center for Faculty Development.

“Our talented faculty commitment to the further enhancement of our innovative teaching, interdisciplinary scholarship, grantsmanship, and multifaceted service, will inextricably sustain our momentum for attracting and serving excellent students, tomorrow’s thinking professionals, and leaders, in the 21st century and beyond,” Rahni said.

Rahni earned his Ph.D. and completed postdoctoral studies in Analytical Chemistry at the University of New Orleans. He earned his M.S. at Eastern New Mexico University and his B.S. at the National University of Iran.

Rahni has received Pace’s Kenan Award for Teaching Excellence. A recent Leadership Fellow in Higher Education at Harvard University’s Management Development Program, Rahni is the founder of Pace’s graduate program in Environmental Science. He has also chaired the Faculty Council in Westchester and co-presided over the University’s Joint Faculty Council.

As an adjunct professor, he’s taught in Pace’s Environmental Law program and in the Department of Dermatology at New York Medical College. Rahni was a senior medical research associate at CUNY’s Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and an editorial board member of Forensic Science Communications, a journal published by the FBI.

He was awarded a J. William Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), and held a visiting professorship at the University of Oxford in England. He has been a visiting scientist at the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center and Ciba-Geigy Research Division, and has lectured at many international universities.

Rahni has presided over symposiums on forensics advances in homeland security and counter-terrorism, has written on human rights, sat on review panels for the National Institutes of Health, and lectured or consulted at IBM, Ciba-Specialty Chemicals, and PepsiCo, among other companies.  He has written a large number of scholarly articles on an array of disciplines. Rahni now hopes to apply the spirit behind his diverse career to his latest position.

“An effective leader helps bring out the best possible participation and stewardship from each constituency — especially the faculty — toward the institutional and community objectives and outcomes,” he explained. “Such leadership tasks are much easier said than done.”

But they can be achieved, Rahni explains, by maintaining an honest, open interdisciplinary approach that engages students, faculty and staff.

“This requires an open door policy, a good set of ears and a good heart, promising less and delivering more to the pleasant surprise of everyone,” he concluded. “It also requires remaining active in team teaching and collaborative research, treating everyone with respect, telling the truth, and always exhibiting high ethical and moral values.”

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.

Please visit our website at www.pace.edu.

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

The Journal News: Nursing Tribute

Harriet R. Feldman, dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing was quoted in the lead story by Jane Lerner on the front page of The Journal News on December 14, 2012 – “Nursing Tribute: Book shines light on a changing and rewarding profession.”

Harriet R. Feldman, dean of the College of Health Professions and the Lienhard School of Nursing was quoted in the lead story by Jane Lerner on the front page of The Journal News on December 14, 2012 – “Nursing Tribute: Book shines light on a changing and rewarding profession.” The article is about a coffee table tribute book about American nurses.

From the article:

“The book is helpful to nurses and to those who are cared for by nurses,” said Harriet Feldman, dean and professor of the College of Health Professions and Lienhard School of Nursing at Pace University in Pleasantville.

“Many people don’t really understand what the life of a nurse is like, the experiences we have every day” Feldman said. “What you see on television is not it.”

Click here to read the article on the Journal News web site.

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

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.

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.

Please visit our website at www.pace.edu.

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