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On Sunday, October 29, 2017, Pace University formally installed Marvin Krislov as our eighth president. President Krislov took office on August 1, 2017.

In the week leading up to the installation ceremony, Pace University hosted a series of showcase events celebrating the inauguration. We looked back on Pace’s unique history and how it led us to this pivotal moment in time as well as looked to the future under the inspired and visionary leadership of our new president. These inaugural week events illustrated the innovation, leadership, and accomplishments of Pace’s students, staff, faculty, trustees, and alumni.

The formal installation ceremony was held on Sunday, October 29, from 1:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. on Pace University’s Pleasantville Campus.

Inauguration Coverage


Inauguration Events Highlight Video
Highlights from the week-long inauguration celebration include performances by Performing Arts and Actors Studio Drama School students, including “Hello, Marvin,” a rendition of “Hello, Dolly,” a tree planting, and student showcase. The week’s events celebrated the Pace Community and our new President.

Installation Ceremony Video
From the procession to President Krislov's remarks, including greetings from community members, performances from School of Performing Arts students, and remarks from speakers including Board of Trustees Chairman Mark M. Besca '81, NY State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, and Dr. Johnnetta Cole.

Images capture the highlights of the procession and ceremony. 

President Krislov's Speech
"I am confident that, together, we can build on the legacy of innovation, high quality education, service to the community, and commitment to our students that has made this university what it is today—a place where students discover that their dreams really are within their reach..."

The formal program shares Pace University's history, highlights the event's program, and includes a list of the day's guest delegates.

Inauguration-Related Exhibit and Events

Student Showcase
Students demonstrated their skills, talents, and educational prowess through presentations, research, conversations, and more, including a Q&A with the Student Government Association presidents and President Krislov. A reception, along with an exhibit of the students' work, followed. Watch the presentation and view images of the presentation and exhibits.

Faculty Showcases
Faculty shared and presented their work, alone and with students, in two showcases that displayed their teaching innovation, research, and more. View the New York City program (PDF). View the Pleasantville program (PDF).

Performing Arts Showcase
Students from the Pace School of Performing Arts and the Actors Studio Drama school artfully welcomed President Krislov with an evening of music, dance, and theatrical performances. Watch the video.

Pleasantville Planting and Tree Dedication Ceremony
The Pace Community came together to beautify the campus and officially welcome President Krislov to Pace with a tree planting and dedication ceremony. View pictures.

Foundations: Building the Pace Path Exhibit
Pace University's approach to preparing students for success can be traced back to Homer Pace himself. This exhibit illustrated Homer's holistic ideas along with many of Pace's other innovative moments that have led us to this pivotal moment in time. Watch the slide presentation that accompanied the exhibit (PDF).