Pace University Appoints Stephen J. Friedman as President
The appointment was announced by Aniello A Bianco ‘61, Chair of the board. He said: “Steve Friedman's business acumen, his outstanding background of service to a number of institutions, and the impressive record of his first 18 months of stewardship led the Board as well as other constituencies of the University to embrace this appointment. He is bringing a clear vision to the next century of this 103-year-old institution. He understands the New York metropolitan area's continuing need for professionals who know how to think about what they are doing, and he is intensifying Pace's tradition of producing them."
Ambition and talent. Said Friedman: “The ambition and talent of Pace students continue to stir me deeply. I intend to keep building on Pace's areas of special strength to keep it a leader in the New York Metropolitan area, a powerful source of well-educated students for our economy, and above all a university that lifts students' lives and prospects to new levels.”
Friedman serves as a trustee or director of New York Downtown Hospital, the Alliance for Downtown New York, the Practising Law Institute, and NYSE Regulation, Inc., and as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He is a former director of American Ballet Theatre, the Asian University for Women (AUW) Support Foundation, the National Association of Securities Dealers, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Refco, Inc. and Conrail.
For 103 years Pace University has produced thinking professionals by providing high quality professional education resting on a base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling more than 13,000 students in bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Law School, Lienhard School of Nursing, School of Education, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu