Location. Location. Location. Our locations in New York City and Westchester are a huge advantage in recruiting and retaining students. 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. We are increasingly capitalizing on our location to give our students a unique educational experience, one they couldn’t get just anywhere.
This month, the Pace Community and our friends and neighbors in Lower Manhattan will have the opportunity to hear legendary investor Mario Gabelli share his views on navigating the rough seas of our global economy. In the world of investing, Gabelli is one of the most insightful. Here is your chance to get the inside track on the disappointing recovery since the financial crisis in mid-2009, the persistently high number of unemployed, and what he sees as areas for optimism. Please join me for this very compelling only-in-New York discussion on Tuesday, December 13.
Just after the New Year on January 11, former Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Margareta Wahlström, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction, United Nations will give the keynote addresses at the Summit on Resilience here at the Schimmel. This one-day Summit brings together leaders in the public and private sectors for challenging discussions on how government and corporations must work together to address issues of resilience and recovery should the United States face another terrorist attack or natural disaster. This Summit is open to all Pace students, faculty, and staff. Again, an “only in New York” experience.
Last but not least, I’d like to say congratulations and thank you. Four small, but heartfelt words from me to all of you as the semester winds down. Thank you for putting in the extra effort and for keeping the education and welfare of our students at the forefront of everything you do.
I wish you and your families a very joyous holiday season.
Stephen J. Friedman