Fall 2020

Meet Dean Grimes

Meet Dean Grimes

Executive Vice President of Pleasantville’s Student Government Association and Public Relations major Stephanie Nazario ’21 sat down with Dean Tresmaine R. Grimes in her first interview since arriving at Pace University in August.

Digital Media Mavens

Digital Media Mavens

Meet eight Dyson College students and alumni who are finding success on various digital platforms.

Dean’s Message

I am honored and very pleased to be the new dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Education. Beginning a new position during a pandemic has presented its challenges, but I am very impressed with all the faculty, staff, and students who I have had the pleasure of meeting virtually, as well as the limited number of individuals who I have met in-person.

Dyson Notes

Dyson Notes

Christina (Gilsenan) O’Neill ’85, Communications, a wealth advisor at Wells Fargo Private Bank, New York, has been named to the Hudson River Museum’s Board of Trustees.

Jennifer J. Pacheco ’12, Biology, has been promoted to senior staff attorney at New York Legal Assistance Group and received the 2019 Advocates of New York Award for continued dedication to working with and for survivors of gender-based violence.

Candice Brown-Saunder ’05, Psychology, has been promoted to director of family court and mentoring services, Bronx and Manhattan, for the Center for Alternative Sentencing and Employment Services.


Sara M. Schaller ’19, MS Publishing, has completed the first in a young adult fantasy trilogy, The Genesis of Seven (The Empyrean Trilogy), published by Designs by Seraphim.

Recent alumni profiles

Marc Gironda ’00 – A graduate of the PsyD program in school-clinical psychology, Gironda plays both the piano and trumpet, and is most fascinated by the universality of music, its timelessness, and presence in every culture.

Hilary Leavitt ’10 – A scrappy, working-class kid with big dreams manages to make it big in Hollywood with the help of some special mentors.

Assistant Professor of Political Science Kiku Huckle, PhD, served as a panelist on News12 Westchester’s election coverage. She spoke about polarization and continued unrest regardless of the outcomes of the US Presidential Election.

Professor of English Ebele Oseye, PhD, authored an article in Black Star News about the legacy of actor Chadwick Boseman.