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“I am honored to be chosen to lead Pace University during this exciting period of growth and revitalization as the University advances its position as one of the nation’s foremost institutions in fostering the leaders of tomorrow. Pace’s commitment to access and pathways to success for students inspires me. I look forward to joining a community of scholars and leaders who are dedicated to academic excellence and who have such a powerful impact on so many lives.”

Marvin Krislov

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Ongoing: Read the most recent messages from Pace University President Marvin Krislov.

Ongoing: Listen to the latest episode of PaceCast hosted by Pace University President Marvin Krislov.

Ongoing: President Krislov's Instagram Feed.

June 2019: In President Krislov’s latest Forbescolumn, he and Pace University Dean of the Lubin School of Business, Neil Braun, offered their insights on how business education remains crucial in a changing science, tech, engineering and mathematics world (STEM). Read the article.

June 2019: President Krislov attended the annual Spirit of Pace Awards dinner at the American Museum of Natural History, right here in New York City. This annual event is the University’s opportunity to come together as one community, proudly celebrating our rich history and bright future.

June 2019: Pace University President Marvin Krislov spoke about Pace’s mission to drive social mobility for our students at the Education Trust and TIAA Institute conference on Social Mobility in Washington, DC. 

May 2019: President Krislov’s analysis on the College Board’s SAT score was highlighted on CNN. "It won't let admissions officers know if the student has overcome a major disability or illness," he said in a statement. "Or if the student has experienced a significant loss. But it can be a useful new factor in a holistic admissions review." Read the article.

May 2019: "Teatown Preserve has been an invaluable partner for our Environmental Studies and Science program and our Elizabeth Haub School of Law…We're excited about this new environmental science center and many more years of educating environmental conservationists together," said President Krislov at the ribbon cutting ceremony for the Teatown Preserve’s new environmental center. 

May 2019: President Krislov was all smiles as he presided over the Pace University Commencement ceremonies for the second year. Congratulations to the Class of 2019! 

May 2019: Pace’s 2019 Reunion was held in our brand new space on our NYC Campus and President Krislov was in attendance to welcome Setters home. See more photos from the evening.

April 2019: President Marvin Krislov attended the Pace Athletics Hall of Fame dinner where the 1993–1994 women’s basketball team was named Team of Distinction. 

April 2019: President Krislov had the chance to meet a few of the members of Pace’s inaugural Fiscal Challenge Team and their advisor, Dyson Economics Professor Mark Weinstock.

April 2019: President Krislov joined Admission staff from Pace University and members of Latino U College Access for a roundtable that addressed the national admission scandal, #OperationVarsityBlues. 

April 2019: President Krislov met with one of our latest Fulbright Award winners, Gerrard James ’17. He will be attending The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art where he will receive his MA in Classical Acting.

March 2019: The 28th Annual President’s Scholarship and Benefactor Dinner brought together donors and scholarship recipients in a night of celebration. See more photos from the night.

March 2019: Pace University President Marvin Krislov attended PrideWorks, an conference for LGBTQ youth and their allies held on Pace’s Pleasantville Campus. Also in attendance was Westchester County Executive George Latimer. 

March 2019: President Krislov offered his analysis on the college admissions scandal with NY1’s Pat Kiernan. Watch the news clip.

March 2019: Pace University President Marvin Krislov joined WAMC Northeast Public Radio host Brian Shields to weigh in on the college admissions-bribery scandal that came to light this week after criminal charges were announced by federal authorities. Listen to the segment.

February 2019: On February 25, President Krislov delivered his first State of the University Address at all three Pace campuses. Read his speech (PDF)View the video.

January 2019: On Monday, January 28, 2019, the Pace Community hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially opened our revitalized spaces in One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row.

December 2018: President Krislov and Provost Quiñones attended the annual Alumni Holiday Party at Naples 45 where we honored our notable 30 Under 30 guests.

November 2018: Pace University President Marvin Krislov got to take a tour of the floor where Pace students, hired by the AP, were part of history as they entered Midterm Election results from 15 states including Alaska, New York, Connecticut, Indiana, and even his home state of Kentucky.

October 2018: In October, President Krislov visited Pace University alumni in Beijing, Hong Kong, and Shanghai.

October 2018: President Krislov and Provost Quiñones hit the high notes with Pace students at another Cafeteria Karaoke party.

September 2018: On September 4, Pace University celebrated its eleventh annual Convocation ceremony in Pleasantville with keynote speaker Imbolo Mbue, author of the New York Times bestseller, Behold the Dreamers.

September 2018: President Krislov and Provost Quiñones were on-hand in NYC to help new students move into Pace’s residence halls.

June 2018: Honored to have been there for the ribbon-cutting at the new and expanded space for the Pace Women’s Justice Center, which provides free legal services to nearly 3,000 victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and elder abuse. Its new walk-in legal clinic will serve up to 500 more per year.

June 2018: I visited Governor’s Island and the Harbor School with Phil Weinberg, Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning at the New York City Department of Education, and Pace faculty member Lauren Birney. #BillionOyster

May 2018: This candid was taken before the start of my first time presiding over a Pace University Commencement. Such a special day for so many students!

May 2018: Here I am with my former boss, the Honorable Elizabeth Holtzman, at the release party for The Class of ’74: Congress After Watergate and the Roots of Partisanship.

April 2018: I had the honor of helping to cut the ribbon on Pace’s new University Health Care space.

April 2018: I had a chance to meet with Pace’s Student Veterans Association and my colleagues from Career Services, Student Affairs, and Enrollment. Great conversation!

April 2018: I was able to attend the Infinity Awards at the International Center of Photography with Pace University faculty and students.

March 2018: I had the privilege of introducing Pace double alumna and NYS Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins at the Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities in New York president’s meeting.

February 2018: I joined the students on our Pleasantville Campus as they rallied against gun violence in schools.

February 2018: Wakanda forever! Performing Arts students accompanied me to a screening of Black Panther, featuring Pace alumna Nabiyah Be.

January 2018: NBC’s The Voice held exclusive auditions for Pace students, so we decided to host our own performance as part of Cafeteria Karaoke.

December 2017: Congratulations to Pace student Brian Maxwell ’19 on winning a Gilman Fellowship!

December 2017: Hanging out with the residents of Maria’s Tower as part of the Snapchat Challenge.

October 2017: On Sunday, October 29, the installation ceremony was held for Marvin Krislov. He is Pace University's eighth president.

October 2017: Pace University in Pleasantville held a tree planting ceremony Saturday, October 28, to celebrate the inauguration of the University's new President, Marvin Krislov.

September 2017: Setters stay unbeaten at home this season with a 24-23 win over AIC! View the video of the team celebrating after the game with Pace Athletics staff and President Krislov.

September 2017: President Krislov welcomes the Pace community to the 2017-2018 academic year.

September 2017: President Krislov welcomes the Class of 2021 at the 10th annual Convocation held on both the NYC and PLV campuses.

View more pictures of the NYC and PLV
Convocation ceremonies.

August 2017: The Pace Community welcomes Pace University’s eighth president Mavin Krislov.

View more pictures. Watch the video.