While the past two weeks have been extremely challenging ones for the University and for many members of our community, they have also been filled with examples of great courage, determination, and kindness—and even good humor.
I am so proud of the way the whole Pace Community pulled together and deeply grateful for all of your contributions—the very long hours worked by those in Buildings and Grounds, Security, ITS, Student Assistance, University Relations, and many others; the great caring and meticulous attention to detail exercised by the deans for students in New York City and Pleasantville; and the resilience and creativity of the faculty in dealing with the many challenges to the academic experience. We can all take great pride in the way our students stepped forward to help others.
It seems somehow fitting that this week we celebrate Pace employees who have served this university for 20, 30, 40, even 50 years. These are individuals like Allan Rabinowitz, a graduate of Pace, who joined the Lubin School of Business in 1962. How much stronger we are as a community because of colleagues like Allan, who have dedicated so much of their professional lives to Pace and who hold the history of this university in their hearts. I am so proud to be a member of a community that inspires such loyalty and affection, and I thank you for all you do for Pace.
Stephen J. Friedman