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Pace University Welcomes New Trustees

Liliane A. Haub Liliane A. Haub
Liliane A. Haub Photo Credit: Pace
John C. Byrne. John C. Byrne.
John C. Byrne. Photo Credit: Pace

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. -- Liliane A. Haub and John C. Byrne have been elected to the Pace University Board of Trustees.

Haub is a philanthropist who focuses on art and the environment. Byrne is a tenured Pace University professor and consultant. They join the Board at a time of great momentum for the university, with increased enrollment, innovative new degree programs, and expanding campuses in both Westchester and New York City.

“Both Liliane Haub and John Byrne are passionate advocates of the University’s commitment to Opportunitas,” said Board Chairman Mark Besca. “The opportunity to leverage their expertise and counsel at the Board level will strengthen our ability to help young men and women achieve their dreams,” he added.

Haub carries on her family’s long-time commitment to the environment and sustainability. She serves on the boards of several nonprofits including the Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Wyoming; the Advisory Board of the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming; the College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University; the Tacoma Art Museum; and the American Prairie Reserve in Montana. Furthermore, she has been on the board of the Elizabeth Haub Foundation for Environmental Law and Diplomacy, USA and Canada, which was founded by the Haub family.

Haub has worked as a cataloger for Impressionist and Modern Art at Habsburg- Feldman in Geneva, Switzerland and New York. She attended the Sotheby’s Works of Art Course in London and European Management Academy in Vienna, Austria. She has an extensive background and training in art and is a passionate art collector of Contemporary and American Western Art.

The Haub family recently presented the University with a significant gift and celebrated the renaming of its law school to the Elisabeth Haub School of Law. Elisabeth Haub was an environmental activist and the grandmother of Liliane’s husband, Christian Haub.

Byrne is a professor and the graduate program chair at Pace’s Lubin School of Business in the department of Management and Management Science. He has been elected the Special Faculty Trustee of the Board of Trustees. He is an experienced senior leader with extensive expertise in managing business operations, sales and marketing.

Prior to his academic career, Byrne spent more than 30 years in several technology fields: biotechnology, electronic instrument manufacturing and precision optics. He managed capital projects for many of the world’s leading biotechnology companies and acted as a corporate liaison with facilities in France, Switzerland and England. Byrne maintains a consulting practice addressing the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and publishes on organizational and team learning, emotional intelligence and peer feedback.