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President’s Corner

President’s Corner

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the dedication of Ottinger Hall at Pace Law School. It was a wonderful occasion, honoring former Dean Dick Ottinger for his special place in Pace history… At Commencement we will have the opportunity to celebrate another major figure in the history of Pace, Neil Bianco ’61, who will be stepping down as Chair of the Pace Board of Trustees.

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President’s Corner

Just like the natural world in spring time, the rich diversity of Pace life is on full display during the month of April. In addition to the teaching and learning that enliven our days, the University will host an exciting roster of intellectual, cultural, and community offerings.

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200Prez

President’s Corner

Nearly fifty years ago, Pace opened the gates of a new campus in Pleasantville and an exciting new chapter in its continuing evolution. From its earliest days, the Pleasantville Campus radiated the spirit of Opportunitas as individuals seized upon the chance to experience a Pace education in the rolling Westchester countryside.

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President’s Corner

During the winter break, my wife Fredi and I visited Cuba for the first time on a trip conducted by the Metropolitan Museum of Art; there is an exception to the U.S. embargo rules for educational visits, and many organizations sponsor them. Like many Americans, I knew comparatively little about Cuban society and its economy.

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President’s Corner

As 2012 draws to a close, it is tempting to look back at the year that was and recount all of Pace’s highlights and achievements. Such an endeavor, however, would take far more space than I am allotted here, so I am going to focus my reflections on the remarkable month that was November 2012 because it was filled with so many moments of pride for our University.

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President’s Corner

I am so proud of the way the whole Pace Community pulled together and deeply grateful for all of your contributions…the great caring and meticulous attention to detail exercised, and the resilience and creativity of the faculty in dealing with the many challenges to the academic experience.

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President’s Corner

Every year Homecoming gives us an opportunity to welcome alumni back to Pace and celebrate this university, which plays such an important role in all of our lives. Pace is very much our professional home; it is the place where we spend our days and it is a community to which we belong.

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President’s Corner

President’s Corner

As we begin a new academic year, let us be inspired by the example of the “Original Pace Man,” reaffirm our own devotion to this enterprise, and be reminded that students remain at the heart of everything we do. Let us follow Homer Pace’s lead and consider what each of us can do to make the Pace experience the best it can be for all Pace men and women.

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President’s Corner

The motto of the Olympic Games—Faster, Higher, Stronger—has inspired generations of athletes from around the world in their passionate pursuit of excellence. As we prepare for the start of another school year, let us set for ourselves a similar quest and pursue excellence in all that we do.

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President’s Corner

As you begin planning for the year ahead, think about the kind of skills, knowledge, and experience you would like to acquire.Talk to one another about your strengths, areas of interest, and opportunities for improvement.

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President’s Corner

As I write this note, we are heading straight into Commencement season, with all of the anticipation and the swirl of preparations that keep us on our toes and, from time to time, up at night as well. I know this year’s Commencement festivities will be beautiful, inspiring, and heartfelt—just as they are every year.

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President’s Corner

Over the past month, I have been reminded again and again of the qualitative elements that make Pace such a special place—the care and compassion of our community, the loyalty we feel toward this University and its important mission, and the pleasure we take in celebrating the successes of our colleagues.

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President’s Corner

As faculty and staff, we know that Pace is a special place… We want the world to know what we know about Pace. To that end, we recently launched an exciting new advertising campaign that will spotlight points of pride across the University. Over the next three months of intensive enrollment activities, Pace ads will appear in the print and online versions of national and local news outlets.

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President’s Corner

President Barack Obama recently announced his Blueprint for Keeping College Affordable and Within Reach for All Americans. While I have some concern that the plan risks ignoring the great range of contributions colleges and universities make to students’ lives, I share President Obama’s conviction that we must provide “good value to students and families, offering quality education and training that prepares graduates to obtain employment and repay their loans.”

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President’s Corner

Many of the new initiatives here at Pace–both academically and administratively–involve calculated risk. We’re actively recruiting students in new markets, embarking on new programs to retain students, expanding our online and blended courses, revamping the Pleasantville and New York City campuses, and engaging alumni in new ways.

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President’s Corner

There are very few other places in the world that offer the professional, cultural, and intellectual milieu of New York. That is why we immerse our students in all that New York has to offer. And we put forth the effort to bring some of these “only in New York” experiences on campus.

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President’s Corner

We have announced master plans for both the New York City and Westchester campuses that entail a number of exciting changes that will enhance the quality of the campus experience. An integral component of those plans are changes to the University’s athletic and recreational facilities that will create a lasting impact on what athletics mean to the Pace Community.

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President’s Corner

October is always an exciting month as we gear up for Homecoming celebrations on both the New York City and Pleasantville campuses. The events on both campuses promise to be fun and filled with Pace spirit.

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President’s Corner

Our university has the enormous responsibility of preparing our students for the new global realities. As we continue our quest for growing academic excellence, the faculty is the spear point for inspiring our students to reach their fullest potential.

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President’s Corner

I want to invite you all to join me at InsideTrack with filmmaker Jim Whitaker and a special screening of his documentary, Rebirth. Also coming up this fall, the University’s plans to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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