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.
For me, the best part of Homecoming is the coming together of students, parents, faculty, staff, and alumni to celebrate Pace as both a community and as an institution. Pace has transformed the lives of so many people in our 105 year history; our community is proud, loyal, and committed to the future of this wonderful university.
I encourage all faculty and staff to take part in the festivities, from the annual Jazz brunch in New York on October 15, to the football game and community dinner in Pleasantville on October 22. This is yet another opportunity – like Convocation and Commencement – to feel the impact of what we do every day, whether we work directly or indirectly with our students. I hope to see all of you at one event or another.
I’d also like to invite you to attend this month’s InsideTrack on October 25 for what promises to be an engaging discussion with Richard Foster, formerly a senior partner at McKinsey and now at the Yale School of Management and best-selling author of The Attacker’s Advantage and Creative Destruction. Dick is a dynamic speaker. The discussion will focus on the sources of innovation in America and the lessons for the Chinese economy. I have no doubt that it will be both educational and enlightening. To reserve your seat, please visit www.pace.edu/insidetrack.
Stephen J. Friedman