Dr. William G. Sharwell, Former Pace University President, Dies at the Age of 80

Dr. William G. Sharwell of Bronxville, N.Y., former president and chief executive officer of Pace University, died Monday, September 18, 2000 following a long illness. He was 80 years old.

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NEW YORK – Dr. William G. Sharwell of Bronxville, N.Y., former president and chief executive officer of Pace University, died Monday, September 18, 2000 following a long illness. He was 80 years old.

On September 1, 1984, Dr. Sharwell became the fourth president of Pace, where he served a five year term, following more than 30 years of service with the Bell System. On February 5, 1987, he also became the University’s chief executive officer.

Dr. Sharwell served for 11 years as a member of Pace University’s Board of Trustees and was board chairman, 1983-84. He held top management positions at both AT&T and its former Bell operating company subsidiaries. Prior to joining Pace, he was senior vice president of AT&T.

Dr. Sharwell was a professor and graduate dean at Seton Hall University and was a trustee and vice chairman of Westchester Community College. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Seton Hall, an MBA in accounting and finance at New York University, and an MBA and doctorate in corporate finance at the Harvard University Business School.

Dr. Sharwell’s affiliation with AT&T began in 1953 at Bell Laboratories. He later worked at AT&T headquarters as director of college employment and subsequently held several top positions at New York Telephone Co., including executive vice president of operations. From 1976 he held several key vice presidential positions at AT&T headquarters, including responsibility for implementing the divestiture of the Bell operating companies from AT&T.

He is a former director of USLIFE Corp., the Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan New York, Chatham College, and the National Organization for Women-Legal Defense Fund. He was elected national co-chairman of the National Conference of Christians and Jews in 1987. He was also a general partner of Equitable Capital Partners.

He was a board member of the Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York and of International House, N.Y. He was elected to the Executive Committee of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities and the New York State Coalition on Independent Colleges and Universities in 1987.

Dr. Sharwell was born on July 26, 1920, in Newark, N.J., to William G. and Lillian Kenny Sharwell.

He is survived by the following family members: Jacqueline Sharwell, and two sons, William L. Sharwell of Lakeland, Fla., and Paul L. Sharwell of Park City, Utah, and his sister, Marguerite S. McCrea of Montclair, N.J.

Patricia O’Donnell Ewers Retires as President of Pace University

Patricia O’Donnell Ewers will retire as president of Pace University effective July 15. “In her ten years at Pace, she has led the University through a series of transformations that has repositioned the institution for the 21st Century,” said Aniello A. Bianco, chairman of the board of trustees. “We are truly grateful for all she has done for Pace.”

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NEW YORK – Patricia O’Donnell Ewers will retire as president of Pace University effective July 15. “In her ten years at Pace, she has led the University through a series of transformations that has repositioned the institution for the 21st Century,” said Aniello A. Bianco, chairman of the board of trustees. “We are truly grateful for all she has done for Pace.”

On July 1, 1990, Dr. Ewers became the fifth president and the first woman to lead the University. Of the many accomplishments of the Ewers decade one is particularly notable for its impact on the institution’s future and its financial stability. This is the completion of the $55 million Campaign for Pace. The endowment has quadrupled and it is now approaching $100 million, putting Pace in top ten percent of colleges across the country as far as their endowments.

During her tenure as president, Ewers achieved many of her goals for Pace. “Since her arrival in 1990, the academic programs are stronger than ever,” said Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz, provost. “The curriculum now includes technological expertise, international perspective and other diverse elements needed to prepare students for today’s global society.”

Ewers spearheaded the initiative to create a multi-campus information technology enhanced university. “Dr. Ewers’ leadership in building the necessary information technology infrastructure, resources and processes has been extraordinary,” said Frank Monaco, chief information officer. “Thanks to her vision and foresight Pace is positioned to capitalize on the “e” and “dot com” revolution, while maintaining its core focus on the delivery of the highest quality instruction by information technology enhanced and equipped faculty and staff.”

Another of Ewers’ priorities as president has been to enhance the way Pace presents itself as a physical campus. Residence halls and classroom buildings in New York City and Westchester were renovated. In Pleasantville, the Ann and Alfred Goldstein Academic Center, a state-of-the-art building for integrated learning and teaching for the schools of business and computer science and information systems, was built in 1993. And this year at the Law School in White Plains, a new academic building was completed and serves as the centerpiece of a redesigned campus plan.

Dr. Ewers was formerly chief academic officer and a professor of English at DePaul University in Chicago. A graduate of Loyola University of Chicago, where she was awarded the Ph.D. in English, Dr. Ewers has been published by College Board Publications, and Briefing of the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Active in a wide variety of professional organizations, Dr. Ewers is a member of the Commission on Leadership and Institutional Effectiveness of the American Council of Education; the board of trustees of the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (New York), which she has chaired; and serves as past chair of the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. She also serves on the Committee for Economic Development and the Citizen’s Budget Commission of New York City, and as a trustee of El Mueso del Barrio and Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center. Patricia Ewers is a director of Fortune Brands, Inc., the American General Life Insurance Company of New York, and the United States Life Insurance Company. This past September, Crains New York Business named Dr. Ewers one of the 100 Most Influential Women in New York City.

As a lasting tribute to the University’s fifth president, the board of trustees of Pace University established the Patricia O. Ewers Center for the Arts and Multicultural Studies as a vehicle to build the type of programming that Ewers thought so important within the university setting. The Ewers Center for the Arts provides Pace University’s lower Manhattan and Westchester communities with intellectual and cultural enrichment through the fine and performing arts, multi-media presentations, lectures and conferences. It serves as a catalyst for works and programs in the arts and multicultural experiences.

Dr. Ewers and her husband, John L. Ewers, will retire to Hinsdale, Chicago.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 13,500 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Dr. David A. Caputo of Hunter College Elected Sixth President of Pace University

The Board of Trustees of Pace University has elected Dr. David A. Caputo the sixth president of Pace University, it was announced today by Board Chairman Aniello A. Bianco. Caputo, who is currently the president of Hunter College, the largest college in the City University of New York system, will
take office at Pace in July.

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NEW YORK, February 17, 2000 – The Board of Trustees of Pace University has elected
Dr. David A. Caputo the sixth president of Pace University, it was announced today
by Board Chairman Aniello A. Bianco. Caputo, who is currently the president of
Hunter College, the largest college in the City University of New York system, will
take office at Pace in July.

Dr. Caputo will succeed Dr. Patricia O. Ewers, who has served as Pace University’s
president since 1990. Dr. Ewers, the first woman to lead Pace in the school’s
94-year history, announced in March 1999 that she planned to retire when her decade
of leadership concluded.

“We are delighted to elect someone of David Caputo’s caliber to become the next president
of Pace University,” Bianco said. “He is an outstanding and experienced educator, an
accomplished scholar, and the ideal candidate for this institution. Pat Ewers has
positioned Pace for educational leadership, strengthened the organization and brought
vision and focus to our mission. David Caputo will lead the University to new heights
in the next millennium.”

Dr. Caputo was chosen as the new president of Pace from among more than 85 applicants from
across the United States. A Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Michael O’Reilly, a
1971 Pace alumnus and a trustee, was given the charge of finding a leader who would drive
the University forward with energy and vision as it approaches its centennial in 2006.

“I am very pleased to be given the chance to lead an outstanding University like Pace at a
time when there are so many exciting new opportunities in higher education,” said Dr. Caputo.
“I plan to work closely with Pace faculty, staff, students and alumni to continue positioning
the University as one of the leading comprehensive institutions in the region and a leader in
the national and international arenas.”

Dr. Caputo became the 12th president of Hunter College in July 1995. Founded in 1870, Hunter
is a multi-campus, public institution, which enrolls 20,000 undergraduate and graduate students
in its School of Arts and Sciences, School of Education, the Schools of the Health Professions,
and the School of Social Work.

Among his accomplishments at Hunter, Dr. Caputo established the Office of Urban Outreach to work
closely with government, non-profit, and commercial organizations to help solve pressing urban
problems and to help coordinate Hunter’s many internship programs in the community. He also has
been instrumental in forming alliances with college neighbors, including both cultural organizations
and local residents. He has expanded the role of the Hunter College Foundation and established a
Corporate Advisory Council. He also has made significant investments in instructional technology,
interactive multimedia and distance learning.

Dr. Caputo serves as the co-chair of the New York State Professional Standards and Practices Board.
He also chairs an urban teacher evaluation subcommittee of the National Association of State
Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

Before joining Hunter College, Dr. Caputo spent more than 25 years in increasingly responsible positions
at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, last serving as dean of its School of Liberal Arts from
1987 to 1995. During his tenure, the school adopted a new undergraduate core curriculum, developed
initiatives for women and minorities, expanded faculty teaching and research support, and strengthened
its fund-raising efforts.

During Patricia Ewers’ decade of leadership at Pace, the University undertook and has nearly completed the
first successful comprehensive campaign in its history. The $55 million Campaign for Pace will provide
increased resources for endowment, new academic initiatives, enhanced technological capabilities and facility
improvements. At the conclusion of Patricia Ewers’ presidency, Pace is a strong University that features a
diverse student body, a rich and innovative curriculum that includes online courses and international programs,
a renewed commitment to adult and continuous learning, new and enhanced facilities on all of Pace’s campuses,
technologically mature academic and administrative programs, and an endowment of nearly $100 million – more
than four times what it had been when she assumed the leadership of Pace ten years earlier.

Dr. Caputo has received numerous honors, awards, and grants. Among them are two Fulbright awards for study in
Italy, including a 1993 Senior Fulbright Chair appointment at the University of Bologna; a National Science
Foundation Faculty Fellowship; and a Lilly Endowment Fellowship. In fall 1985, he was a Visiting Fellow at
Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and also served as a Visiting
Scholar at Harvard University’s Center for Population Studies.

He has authored or co-authored five books and more than 50 articles, book chapters, and research notes, with a
recent focus on urban governance.

Born and raised in Brownsville, Pennsylvania, David A. Caputo attended local public schools and was his high
school valedictorian. He received his B.A. in Government in 1965 from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where
he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Omicron Delta Kappa and the student body president during his senior year.
In 1965, as the recipient of a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, Dr. Caputo enrolled at Yale University, where
he went on to earn two master’s degrees in Political Science and his Ph.D. (1970), focusing his doctoral research
on municipal budgeting. At Yale, he was a graduate teaching fellow from 1966 to 1968. He and his wife, Alice,
a public school teacher, reside in Manhattan. They have three adult children.

Pace University is a comprehensive, independent New York institution of higher education with nearly 14,000
students. Having evolved from a school of accountancy into a comprehensive university, Pace offers a wide range
of academic and professional programs at the graduate and undergraduate levels in six colleges and schools: the
Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems,
School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing, and the World Trade Institute.

Aniello A. Bianco, Managing Director of Chadbourne & Parke, Elected Chairman of the Pace University Board of Trustees

Pace University President Patricia O. Ewers
announced today that Aniello (Neil) A. Bianco, Managing Director of
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, has been elected Chairman of the University’s
Board of Trustees. Bianco succeeds Carl H. Pforzheimer III, who has
served as Chairman for nine years. Pforzheimer will remain a Trustee
after relinquishing the Chairmanship.

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NEW YORK, May 4, 1999 – Pace University President Patricia O. Ewers
announced today that Aniello (Neil) A. Bianco, Managing Director of
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, has been elected Chairman of the University’s
Board of Trustees. Bianco succeeds Carl H. Pforzheimer III, who has
served as Chairman for nine years. Pforzheimer will remain a Trustee
after relinquishing the Chairmanship.

“Carl Pforzheimer has provided extraordinary leadership, vision and
support to Pace during the past nine years. We are a stronger, more
focused institution today than ever before and I look forward to
working with Neil Bianco to continue building Pace into a leading
comprehensive institution for the new century,” Ewers said.

Pforzheimer, of Scarsdale, N.Y., is Managing Partner of Carl H.
Pforzheimer & Co. in New York City. He has served as a Trustee for
18 years and was elected Chairman in 1990. Under his leadership Pace
University has successfully undertaken a number of critical initiatives:
The University is completing its first Comprehensive Campaign, with
$48.5 million of the $55 million goal already realized. Pace has issued
$60 million worth of New York State Dormitory Bonds to fund academic and
administrative technology improvements and to enhance the institution’s
facilities. And with increasing Board participation, the University’s
endowment has grown from $27 million to $80 million.

Bianco, of Riverdale, N.Y., was appointed to the Pace University Board of
Trustees in 1969, where he has served as Vice Chairman and as a Member of
the Executive Committee. He received a Bachelor of Business Administration
degree from Pace University’s Lubin School of Business in 1961 and an honorary
Doctor of Commercial Science from Pace in 1996.

Bianco’s distinguished career in finance has included serving as Managing
Director, Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Board of Directors of
Rothschild Inc., while also serving as Executive Vice President and Principal
of its subsidiary, Rothschild Ventures Inc. From 1981 through 1984, Bianco
was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Polygram Corporation.
He has also served as Principal (1969) and Partner (1971) in the New York Office
of Arthur Young (presently Ernst & Young).

The Board of Trustees plays a key role in enabling Pace University to meet its
historic commitment to Opportunitas and to prepare for the future. Its members
provide advice and counsel on a broad spectrum of issues; help the University
build new partnerships with the corporate community and with other constituencies;
and provide generous financial support and invaluable assistance to the University
in its efforts to identify new sources of revenue.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City and
Westchester County. Nearly 13,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate
and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin
School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade Institute.

Lienhard Professor Receives New York State Nurses Association’s 1998 Nursing Service Administration Award

Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, has received the prestigious 1998
New York State Nurses Association Nursing Service Administration
Award given to those individuals who have made an outstanding
contribution to nursing service administration. Cesta is director
of the case management programs and adjunct professor of nursing at
Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing. She also is director
of case management at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in
New York City and health care consultant to organizations implementing
case management. She has designed, implemented and evaluated case
management delivery models in four New York City medical centers.
Cesta is the author of two American Journal of Nursing award-winning
textbooks on case management.

NEW YORK -Toni G. Cesta, Ph.D., RN, has received the prestigious 1998
New York State Nurses Association Nursing Service Administration
Award given to those individuals who have made an outstanding
contribution to nursing service administration. Cesta is director
of the case management programs and adjunct professor of nursing at
Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing. She also is director
of case management at St. Vincent’s Hospital and Medical Center in
New York City and health care consultant to organizations implementing
case management. She has designed, implemented and evaluated case
management delivery models in four New York City medical centers.
Cesta is the author of two American Journal of Nursing award-winning
textbooks on case management.

Cesta’s clinical experience is vast and includes the examination of
innovative educational and practice models to ensure greater autonomy
for nursing in health care delivery and to improve quality of care.
She supports and encourages education to enhance nurses’ skill in
negotiation and advocacy, resource management, clinical competence
and leadership.

Cesta has presented her work at national and international nursing
conferences and has published numerous articles in scholarly
journals. She is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, Kappa Delta Pi,
and the New York State Nurses Association. Cesta states, “On the
brink of the new millenium, nurses are in a unique position to
foster care delivery models that are wellness-focused and health
promoting. Case managers in particular will play a key role in
designing, implementing and evaluating these future systems.”

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in
New York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are
enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs
in the Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of Business,
School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of
Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World
Trade Institute.

Former Hofstra Dean Joins Pace Law School as Scholar in Residence

Eric J. Schmertz, former dean of Hofstra University
School of Law and one of the country’s top labor-management arbitrators,
has joined the Pace University School of Law faculty as a Scholar in Residence.
He will teach courses in labor law, employment law, and alternative dispute
resolution.

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WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – Eric J. Schmertz, former dean of Hofstra University
School of Law and one of the country’s top labor-management arbitrators,
has joined the Pace University School of Law faculty as a Scholar in Residence.
He will teach courses in labor law, employment law, and alternative dispute
resolution.

Richard L. Ottinger, dean of Pace Law School, hailed the appointment as a
wonderful addition for Pace. “Eric is an extraordinary teacher with a career
of public service spanning 30 years which involved him in some of the most
important labor-management disputes in our country’s recent history. Pace
students who had the opportunity to take his course last semester raved about
the breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience in the field.”

Schmertz served as dean of Hofstra from 1982 to 1989 and was named to that
school’s first endowed professorship, the Edward F. Carlough Distinguished
Professor of Labor Law. He retired from Hofstra in 1998 and continues as of
counsel to Rivkin, Radler & Kremer, a national law firm.

A former assistant vice president of the American Arbitration Association, Schmertz
served from 1960-1968 as director of the New York State Board of Mediation by
appointment of Governor Nelson Rockefeller. On appointment by the City of New York
and its municipal unions, he served as one of three impartial members of the Office
of Collective Bargaining from 1968-1980. He was commissioner of labor relations for
the City of New York from 1990-91 and was appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo to be a
member of the New York State Public Employment Relations Board. In 1992, President
Bush named him a member of the Presidential Emergency Board to recommend settlements
of labor disputes involving three of the nations largest railroads.

Schmertz is the first recipient and occupant of the American Arbitration Association’s
J. Noble Braden Chair of Arbitration. He has been a member of the American Arbitration
Association’s board of directors since 1987, and was awarded the Whitney North Seymour,
Sr. Arbitration Medal and the Alexander Hamilton Law Citation. Schmertz is the author
of the text, Personnel Administration and the Law (with Russell L. Greenman) and has
written a number of professional articles.

Founded in 1976, Pace Law School has nearly 5,000 alumni throughout the country. It offers
full- and part-time day and evening programs on its White Plains, N.Y., campus. The School
has one of the nation’s top-rated environmental law programs, and is part of a comprehensive,
independent and diversified University with campuses in New York City and Westchester County.

Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz Appointed Top Academic Officer at Pace University

Dr. Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz was appointed executive vice
president for academic affairs, the top academic leadership position, at Pace University
on September 1, 1998. As Pace’s chief academic officer, Jaffe-Ruiz will develop,
implement and evaluate the University’s academic programs and activities, and in the
absence of the University’s president, Patricia O’Donnell Ewers, Jaffe-Ruiz assumes
the role of principal officer.

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PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Dr. Marilyn Jaffe-Ruiz was appointed executive vice
president for academic affairs, the top academic leadership position, at Pace University
on September 1, 1998. As Pace’s chief academic officer, Jaffe-Ruiz will develop,
implement and evaluate the University’s academic programs and activities, and in the
absence of the University’s president, Patricia O’Donnell Ewers, Jaffe-Ruiz assumes
the role of principal officer.

Prior to assuming her new position, Jaffe-Ruiz served as vice president for
academic affairs at Pace University and has served multiple roles since joining the
University in 1981, including vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the Lienhard
School of Nursing. She also served as a professor and chair of the New York City
Baccalaureate Program at Lienhard. Jaffe-Ruiz is a specialist in the areas of cultural
diversity in nursing and family systems of the mentally retarded and developmentally
disabled and is president of the New York City chapter of the Association for the Help of
Retarded Children.

Jaffe-Ruiz comments, “I am committed to working with faculty to provide
our students the opportunity to fulfill their potential as individuals and responsible
citizens. Building upon Pace’s long history and traditional academic values we will work
to keep the University in the forefront of innovative education to meet the present and
future needs of our students in an increasingly complex and diverse society.”
Jaffe-Ruiz holds a Doctorate in Education and a Masters Degree in Education
from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also has a Masters Degree in Adult
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from New York University.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New
York City and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in
undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs in the Dyson College of Arts
and Sciences, Lubin School of Business, School of Computer Science and Information
Systems, School of Education, School of Law, Lienhard School of Nursing and the World Trade
Institute.

Pace University Appoints New Director of Athletics

Pace University has announced the appointment of Joseph F. O’Donnell as director of athletics and recreation.

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PLEASANTVILLE, NY — Pace University has announced the appointment of
Joseph F. O’Donnell as director of athletics and recreation.

O’Donnell served for eight years as director of athletics at American University in
Washington, D.C., responsible for the management and operation of a Division I athletics
program and an extensive intramural and recreational program. During his tenure, he
oversaw the construction of a $21-million facility that provides
a state-of-the-art venue for intercollegiate athletics, recreational and instructional
programs, convocations, graduations and other campus gatherings.

In announcing O’Donnell’s appointment, Philomena Mantella, vice president for
enrollment management and student life, said “He brings to Pace an extraordinary, broad-
based background with hands-on experience directing initiatives that form the centerpiece
of our athletics and recreational priorities over the next five years.”

O’Donnell was an assistant athletics director at Wichita State University in
Kansas. He served for 12 years as an assistant and associate athletics director at LaSalle
University in Philadelphia, and prior to that as a recr eation coordinator for the City of
Philadelphia. He also was a high school teacher and coach in the Catholic Diocese of
Philadelphia.

O’Donnell received a bachelor’s degree in economics from LaSalle University and
a master’s degree in educatio n with a concentration in athletics administration from
Temple University in Philadelphia.

Pace University’s varsity athletics program is recognized as a leader in the
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II in the northeast. The
University has 15 varsity sports teams and is a member of the NCAA, the Eastern
Collegiate Athletic Conference, and beginning in Fall 1997, the Northeast-10 Conference.
All Pace University sports teams, with the exception of the NCAA Divis ion I baseball
team, compete in the NCAA Division II.

Pace is a comprehensive, independent University with campuses in New York City
and Westchester County. Nearly 14,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and
graduate degree programs in t he Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Lubin School of
Business, School of Computer Science and Information Systems, School of Education,
School of Law and Lienhard School of Nursing.