NEW YORK -- As part of the university's InsideTrack speaker series, President Stephen J. Friedman and the Pace University School of Education will host Carmen Fariña, New York City Schools Chancellor, for a discussion on the state of education. The event will be held on Wednesday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Pace University's Schimmel Center, located at 3 Spruce St. in Manhattan. To RSVP, click here.
In her InsideTrack conversation, Fariña will share her experience for inspiring others and advocating for change in the New York City school system. The evening will offer a behind-the-scenes look at running the nation’s largest --and most diverse --school system. Fariña plans to discuss the ever changing state of education in New York and beyond, and examine what she feels are some of the most important issues facing parents, students and educators today.
Chancellor Fariña, who holds a master's degree in Administration and Supervision from Pace, has spent more than 40 years in the field of education -- dedicating her life to providing quality education to all children. As chancellor, Fariña oversees the education of more than one million students in New York City, the nation’s largest school district.
Fariña grew up in Brooklyn, raised by parents who left Spain during the Civil War. As the first person in her family to attend college, she earned several degrees from numerous New York area colleges in addition to Pace.
On her alma mater, Pace, Fariña remains bullish and ever cognizant of the school's innovation and its place in the New York City collegiate environment. To keep the momentum going, she points out the importance of a holistic education, and a dialogue between a university's specific schools. “I definitely think offering students who are, say, taking education courses, to also take a course in finance or in other schools is a good idea. Isolation—silos—have to go,” she said.
InsideTrack with President Stephen J. Friedman brings renowned thought leaders and policymakers to Pace University for captivating discussions on topics that affect the greater New York community.