A Day in the Life of the Provost

Provost Vanya Quiñones, PhD, is new to Pace, but she’s already making waves.

4:00 a.m. Alarm goes off at home in White Plains. Time to wake up and do yoga.
4:15 a.m. The dog needs to go out. Let’s go, Kiwi.
4:35 a.m. Water plants. Check. Drink coffee. Double check. Feed my fish, dog, and iguana. Check times 10.
5:00 a.m. Drive to the gym to work out.
6:30 a.m. Go home and get ready for work.
8:01 a.m. Metro North to Pace University. Sitting with my BFFs.
9:00 a.m. Provost’s Office team meetings. They’re more fun than they sound!
9:45 a.m. Welcoming our new faculty at faculty orientation.
12:00 p.m. Brown bag lunch with students. So many of them are the first in their families to go to college.
1:15 p.m. One-on-one with a direct report. I just learned Pace students speak 98 languages. ¡Qué increíble!
2:00 p.m. Talking about exciting new programming at Deans Council.
3:25 p.m. The President and I kick off the new year with a welcome back party.
4:30 p.m. Checking emails and briefing on tomorrow’s schedule. I’m giving a talk about the Pace Path, which is changing students’ lives.
6:30 p.m. Commute home. MTA, don’t fail me now…
7:45 p.m. Dinner, more emails, and a little bit of playtime with my dog.
8:45 p.m. Bed!