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President Krislov in the News

April 2, 2019
“Westchester County Business Journal: “Wealthy Parents’ Abuse of College Admissions Process Should Produce an Honest Reckoning”
President Krislov offered his insights on the college admissions scandal in a column that ran in the Westchester County Business Journal in print and online. “The schemes and scams outlined in the indictments are well beyond the norm of most parents seeking advantages for their kids. But I hope these revelations will prompt an honest reckoning with the circus that the college admission process has become, how excluded many are by this process and the myopia of some parents’ obsession with getting their children into one of only a few highly selective schools.”
Read the article.

March 18, 2019
Westchester County Business Journal: “Westchester County Airport runway project estimated to cost $21.7M”
President Krislov offered his insights on the importance of renovating the Westchester County airport, he told the Westchester County Business Journal: “Our top priority is the safety of our students and community.” Krislov also said, “As we understand it, the runway was last repaved in 1998 and it is now beyond the standard airport runway lifespan of 20 years.”
Read the article.

March 15, 2019
WAMC Radio: Pace University President Reacts to National Admissions Scandal
President Krislov reacted to the college admissions scandal with WAMC Radio’s Brian Shields.
Listen to the story.

March 14, 2019
NY1: “Mornings on One”
President Krislov offered his analysis on the college admissions scandal with NY1’s Pat Kiernan.
Watch the news clip.

February 20, 2019
Forbes: "What I Learned Teaching Incoming Undergrads In the Fall (Hint: They Need Help With Time Management)"

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January 14, 2019
Westchester County Business Journal: “Tucker joins Pace board”
President Krislov expressed his excitement on the appointment of Robert S. Tucker to Pace University’s Board of Trustees. Said Krislov: “We’re proud that he is an alumnus of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, and we’re even prouder that he’s joining our board of trustees.”
Read the article (PDF).

January 16, 2019
The Hechinger Report: “America’s Colleges Struggle to Envision the Future of Diversity on Campus”
President Krislov offered his analysis on diversity in college admissions. “It’s hard to argue that race and ethnicity is not important, but it is not the only form of diversity,” said Marvin Krislov, president of Pace University. Colleges, he said, require “people of different viewpoints: religious diversity, urban, rural, economic, public school, private school.” A similar article featuring President Krislov appeared in The Christian Science Monitor.
Read the article.

December 12, 2018
Inside Chappaqua: “Feeding Westchester Celebrates 30th Anniversary and Launches Mobile Food Pantry in Partnership with Pace University This Fall"
Pace President Marvin Krislov attended the first mobile food pantry event on September 27 and spoke with student volunteers who participated by passing out produce to students and local residents.
Read the article.

December 3, 2018
Forbes: “What Will the Harvard Case Mean for Affirmative Action? An Explainer

President Krislov shared his take on the federal lawsuit taking on Harvard University’s admissions policies and if diversity is constitutionally permissible.
Read the article.

November 26, 2018
Westchester County Business Journal: “Investment in infrastructure, facilities pays off for Pace”

President Krislov contributed a column to the Westchester County Business Journal and Pace University’s efforts in transforming the university.
Read the article (PDF).

November 16, 2018
Forbes: “Here’s How to Improve College Access and Drive Student Success”

In President Krislov’s latest Forbes column, he shares his ideas for how to improve college access to ensure all students succeed.
Read the article.

November 8, 2018
Westchester County Business Journal: “Pace Honored By Latino U College Access”

Pace University received the Founder’s Award from Latino U Access (LUCA). President Krislov told the Westchester County Business Journal he believes the power of education can transform lives.
Read the article (PDF).

November 2, 2018
Fios 1 News: “Marvin Krislov Midterm Predictions”

President Krislov talked to FiOS 1 News about student engagement in the midterm election.
Watch the news clip.

October 30, 2018
The Atlantic: “What Happens When a College’s Affirmative Action Policy is Found Illegal”

President Krislov shared his analysis on a possible outcome on the Harvard trial case with journalist Adam Harris.
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October 15, 2018
Education Dive: “Leader Sees Cross-Generational Value in Nationwide Education Corps”

President Krislov’s Forbes column on retirement and building a nationwide educations corps was profiled in Education Dive.
Read the article.

October 15, 2018
Westchester County Business Journal: “Pace's Marvin Krislov on Building Community Engagement on Campus”

President Krislov spoke to the Westchester County Business Journal about his first year leading Pace University, Pace’s record in upward economic mobility, and his vision for the Pleasantville campus.
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October 12, 2018
Westchester Rising: “Pace President Sings Karaoke with Students”

President Krislov, Provost Vanya Quiñones and Pleasantville faculty and students were highlighted in the Westchester Rising newspaper.
Read the article (PDF).

October 9, 2018
Forbes: “Ready to Retire But Not Done? It's Time for an Education Corps”

President Krislov reflected on attending his summer high school reunion in Kentucky and his thoughts on building an education corps to help educate the next generation.
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October 1, 2018
WAG Magazine: “Keeping Pace with Marvin Krislov”

President Krislov was profiled in WAG Magazine as he discussed Pace’s mission of Opportunitas.
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September 19, 2018
The Pleasantville Patch: “Westchester Business Council Members on New Movers and Shakers List”

President Krislov appeared in the Pleasantville Patch highlighting his inclusion in City & State’s new Westchester Power 50 list.
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September 17, 2018
City & State: “The Westchester Power 50; The Most Influential People in the Hudson Valley”

President Krislov was ranked number 31 in City & State’s Westchester Power 50 this year. “He is a dynamic force leading an institution of 13,000 students in New York City and Westchester,” City and State said.
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September 13, 2018
The Scarsdale Inquirer:“Lowey Discussed College Affordability, Accessibility.”

President Krislov and Congresswoman Nita Lowey were quoted in an article about the solutions to the issue of student loan debt.
Read the article (PDF).

September 7, 2018
The Examiner: “College Students, Administrators Decry Rising Costs at Lowey Forum”

President Krislov appeared in an article covering a higher education roundtable hosted at Pace decrying the mounting costs of higher education. President Krislov said: “90 percent of Pace students receive financial aid. At Pace, more than $196 million in institutional aid was awarded to students last year, he said, and more than 3,000 students, about 30 percent of the student body, received Pell Grants. Another 4,000-plus students received subsidized loans and 1,200 students received Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants. Federal financial aid is a key part of the funding mix for our students,” he added.
Read the article.

September 6, 2018
TurkHaber: “Pace University Starts Its 2018-2019 Academic Year”

President Marvin Krislov appeared in Turk Haber as he welcomed parents and international students who chose to study in New York City.
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September 4, 2018
Forbes: “What You Should Know When You Go to College: A University President’s Advice to His Daughter”

President Krislov published a letter to his daughter Evie as she embarked on her college career. He also offered advice to parents sending their kids to college for the first time this year.
Read the article.

August 28, 2018
The Education Writers Association: “College and the American Dream”

President Krislov shared how Pace University offers educational opportunities to low-income students, helping them to graduate into good-paying jobs. “More than half of Pace’s 13,000 students are first-generation enrollees. About half of them are students of color, and two-fifths have family incomes low enough to qualify for federal Pell grants, explained Pace President Marvin Krislov.”
Read the article.

August 27, 2018
Forbes:“Top Colleges 2018: The Methodology”

President Marvin Krislov was quoted in a Forbes article where he clarified graduation rates: “IPEDS’ graduation rate statistics only count full-time undergraduates enrolled in college for the first time, who finish their bachelor’s at the same institution where they started,” President Krislov said.
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August 16, 2018
LoHud: Prepare Students Now For the Transition to College”

President Krislov penned an editorial on the challenging transition of college life and how to build resilience.
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August 3, 2018
Thrive Global: “Tips from the Top: One on one with Marvin Krislov”

President Krislov sat down with Adam Mendler, Chief Executive Officer of the Veloz Group, to offer his best advice on leadership from his early career days to presently leading the way at Pace University.
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July 24, 2018
The 74:“With the Right Supports, We Can Help Students with Autism Graduate from College, Find Work, and Lead Independent Lives”

President Krislov published an op-ed on autism and how higher education can help special needs students move into adulthood.
Read the article.

July 23, 2018
Forbes: “Why We Need To Rethink Conventional Graduation”

President Krislov wrote about college success and the complexities of graduation rates in this Forbes column. He said, “Given many important changes in our country and economy, fewer and fewer students fit that old definition. It does not represent how many colleges work these days, and, as a result, the traditional overall graduation rate doesn’t really capture true college success.”
Read the article.

July 19, 2018
The Chronicle of Higher Education:“How to Help Students Climb the Income Ladder”

President Marvin Krislov was quoted in an article on upward economic mobility in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Watch the news clip.

July 3, 2018
NY1: College Admissions

NY1 featured President Marvin Krislov reacting to the Trump administration rescinding guidelines on affirmative action.
Watch the news clip.

June 29, 2018
Westchester Rising: “Educators Convene at Pace's Retention Conference”

President Krislov was one of the keynote speakers at Pace’s second annual retention conference where he said colleges needed to try harder to make students feel welcome and to connect them to resources to help them stay in school. The conference was featured in Westchester Rising.
Read the article (PDF).

June 28, 2018
Forbes: "Can Online Education Inspire? I think so"

President Krislov kicked off a regular column in Forbes with an article on online education.
Read the article.

June 6, 2018
The Wall Street Journal: "Congrats on the New College Job. What Will You Do With All Those Orange Ties?”

The Wall Street Journal highlighted President Krislov’s transition from Oberlin to Pace.
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June 6, 2018
Diverse Issues in Higher Education: “Protecting the Dreams of Immigrant Students”

President Krislov published an op-ed on DACA in Diverse Issues in Higher Education.
Read the article.

June 4, 2018
Education Dive: “Presidents reflect on proudest moments from 2018 commencements"

President Krislov appeared in a video on the Education Dive website speaking about his first year at the helm of Pace University.
Watch the news clip.

May 29, 2018
The Atlantic: "The Schools That Are Bringing Poor Kids Into the Middle Class”

President Krislov spoke to The Atlantic about upward economic mobility. “We know that there are a lot of ways in which people of privilege benefit from their college years or having unpaid internships or having the social capital to get certain jobs,” Krislov said. But colleges can fill those gaps, particularly for low-income students, helping students get jobs, or buoying them with programs that help them land paid internships with top companies. “We provide strong networks, not only through alumni, but through faculty and staff as well. And that way we help a new generation, a new, socioeconomically diverse generation, achieve the American dream.”
Read the article.

May 21, 2018
El Diario: "Deberíamos encontrar un camino que sea incluyente, justo y beneficioso para los Dreamers y el país"

El Diario ran an op-ed about DACA by President Marvin Krislov.
Read the article.

May 17, 2018
The Journal News: “Pace University Graduation 2018”

The Journal News featured Pace’s Pleasantville commencement and President Marvin Krislov congratulating graduates.
Read the article.

April 30, 2018
Fox 5 NY: “Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark”

Pace President Marvin Krislov and student Gabe Rivera appeared on FOX 5 NY. They were interviewed by FOX 5's Ernie Anastos about Dyson's 2018 travel course, Producing the Documentary, and the filming and production of "Puerto Rico: Hope in the Dark."
Watch the news clip.

April 2, 2018
FiOS 1 News: “Karaoke Fun with Students"

“FiOS1 News" featured President Krislov and Pace students, staff and faculty singing at the Cafeteria Karaoke event on the Pleasantville campus. President Krislov was interviewed on camera as were Lisa Bardill Moscaritolo and students. Watch the news clip.

February 28, 2018
Westchester Magazine: "How to Get Into College: Six Westchester college presidents share their thoughts on what local high school students should do – and not do – to up their chances of admission.”
President Krislov was interviewed with other Westchester College presidents at a higher education leaders round-table hosted by "Westchester Magazine.” Read the article.

February 8, 2018
Education Dive: "People of Higher Ed: Pace University President Marvin Krislov is a champion for diversity and access”
President Marvin Krislov was profiled in Education Dive as a champion for diversity and access in the publication’s section on "People of Higher Ed." Read the article.

February 7, 2018
E-Learning Inside News: “In Coverage of Online Courses, Generalizations Prevail”

President Krislov’s “New York Times” letter was quoted in “E-Learning Inside News” in an article that applauds his voice speaking up for adult learners in online programs. Read the article.

January 2018
Westchester Magazine: “Pace University Evening Reception, Bedford Hills”
Westchester Magazine ran a photo with caption in the January 2018 issue of President Krislov with Sarah Lawrence College president Cristle Collins Judd. The photo was from the inauguration welcome reception on October 28 at the Glen Arbor Golf Club in Bedford Hills. Read the article (PDF).

December 17, 2017
CGTN: "Number of Int’l Students Coming to US Drops for First Time in a Decade"
President Krislov was interviewed by Karina Huber of "CGTN America" on the value of international students to American colleges and universities and to employers. Read the article and view the video.

December 11, 2017
Westchester County Business Journal: “Pace Team Wins Fed Challenge”

The Westchester County Business Journal quoted President Krislov in an article on the College Fed Challenge team win for Pace. Pace University President Marvin Krislov said, “This team’s dedication and success as well as that of their professors is a great example of the experiential learning and meaningful mentorship that is the hallmark of the Pace Path.” Read the article. Similar articles appeared in Patch, Westchester Rising, and Life Pulse Health as well as websites across the country that picked up Pace’s press release.

December 7, 2017
The Jewish Voice: "International Students: A Boon to New York and the Nation"
President Krislov published an op-ed on the benefits of international students to institutions and the country in "The Jewish Voice.” Read the article.

December 1, 2017
Crain's New York Business: "Is college worth it? The numbers say yes—especially in New York"

President Krislov published an op-ed in "Crain's New York Business" on higher education as the best path forward and New York as the best place to earn a college degree. Read the article.

November 21, 2017
The Journal News: "New Pace President Marvin Krislov committed to the 'Pace Path'"

President Krislov was interviewed by the editorial board of 'The Journal News.’ The paper featured his interview and an overview of what the President views as they key issues in higher education and the keys to Pace’s success in upward mobility and educating future leaders. Read the article.

November 21, 2017
WNYC: Live from The Greene Space: New College Presidents on Campus
President Krislov was interviewed on WNYC public radio by Brian Lehrer. Also interviewed was new Barnard President Sian Beilock. The interview was on air, live streamed and videotaped in studio in front of an audience of 140 people. Listen to the entire program.

November 13, 2017
Westchester County Business Journal: “Krislov Becomes Pace President”

The Westchester County Business Journal ran a brief with photo of President Krislov at his inauguration on October 29, 2017. Read the article.

November 10, 2017
NPR: A Chat with Pace University President Marvin Krislov on College Value
Pace President Marvin Krislov was interviewed for NPR Nantucket on the challenges facing US colleges and universities; serving first-gen students, maintaining diversity, and how Pace is leading the nation among private colleges in creating an upward mobility path tied to college value, jobs and financial security. Listen to the show from WNCK-NPR Nantucket 89.5 FM.

November 9, 2017
Westchester County Business Journal: Krislov Becomes Pace President
Marvin Krislov was inaugurated as the eighth president of Pace University during a ceremony held in the Goldstein Health and Fitness Center on Pace’s Pleasantville campus. Read the article.

November 8, 2017
Patch: "
Pace Installs New President In Pleasantville Ceremony"
The inauguration of Marvin Krislov capped off a week-long schedule of activities at the Pleasantville and New York City campuses. Read the article.

October 31, 2017
The Journal News: "Pace University Plants Tree for new President"

Pace University in Pleasantville held a tree planting ceremony Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 to celebrate the inauguration of the college's new President Marvin Krislov. Watch the news clip.

October 31, 2017
The Journal News: "
Pace University President Inaugurated"
Despite heavy rain, hundreds came out to Pace University in Pleasantville today, Oct. 29, 2017, to witness the inauguration of the college’s new President, Marvin Krislov. Krislov became Pace’s eighth president. Watch the video.

October 31, 2017
News12: "New Pace University President"

The installation ceremony was held for Marvin Krislov. Krislov served as Oberlin College's President for a decade and graduated from Yale. He is the universities 8th President. Watch the news clip.

October 6, 2017
Inside Higher Education: "The Life-Shaping Power of Higher Education"

Pace President Marvin Krislov reflects on the challenges over the past decade -- and the one thing that hasn’t changed. Read more.

October 3, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Can a 20-Minute Test Tell Employers What a College Degree Cannot?"
Goldie Blumenstyk from "The Chronicle of Higher Education" interviewed President Marvin Krislov at their offices in Washington, D.C. She quotes him in her article about whether hiring practices should include tests and whether those tests can be more of a determining factor of employment readiness than a college degree. Read the article.

September 22, 2017
Daily Voice: "Pace Joins Elected Officials, DREAMers For Immigration Discussion"
Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law recently hosted a round-table discussion on DACA and the DREAM Act, organized by Congresswoman Nita Lowey. Pace President Marvin Krislov was part of the panel with immigration advocates, legal experts and immigrants, including Pace student Lisdy Contreras Giron. Read more.

September 18, 2017
FIOS1 News: "Rep. Nita Lowey hosts roundtable discussion on DREAM Act"
Pace President Marvin Krislov was part of a recent round-table discussion on DACA and the DREAM Act, hosted by Congresswoman Nita Lowey at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law. The event was covered by FiOS1 News. Pace student Lisdy Contreras Giron was interviewed by FiOS1 after the event. Read more.

August 21, 2017
The Examiner: "Science Lovers, Community Celebrate Solar Eclipse Together at Pace"
President Marvin Krislov was interviewed by The Examiner at the eclipse viewing event on Pace's Pleasantville campus, highlighting that "universities should be places where people come together for educational events." Read more.

August 14, 2017
Westchester County Business Journal: "Q&A: Former Oberlin president Marvin Krislov takes over at Pace"
Pace University President Marvin Krislov discusses his transition to Pace, the upward mobility of our students, and the importance of the Pace Path. Read more.

August 4, 2017
npr: "The Brian Lehrer Show: Affirmative Action and the Value of Diversity"

Pace University President Marvin Krislov shares his thoughts on the college admissions process and the criteria for evaluating prospective students. Listen to the podcast.

August 3, 2017
Daily Voice: "Class Is In Session For Pace University's Newest President"

For most students, the first day of school is still weeks away. However, preparations for the upcoming semester are already underway at Pace University, as the school's incoming president, Marvin Krislov, begins his presidency this month. Read more.

August 3, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education: "Trump May Find No Easy Targets if He Attacks Race in Admissions"
Pace University President Marvin Krislov was quoted in an article on the possibility of the Department of Justice scrutinizing college admissions policies. Read more.

July 24, 2017
Huffington Post: "Listen Up"

Pace University President Marvin Krislov and Brock Blomberg, president of Ursinus College in Collegeville, Pa., co-wrote an article about two college presidents from different backgrounds and points of view finding common ground. Read more.

February 14, 2017
The New York Times Features New President Announcement–February 2017
"Pace University Names Head of Oberlin Its President." Read more.

February 14, 2017
New President Announcement–February 2017
Chairman of the Board Mark M. Besca ’81 and Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee Richard F. Zannino ’84 announce Marvin Krislov as Pace University’s eighth president. Read more.