This is the University Historian Dr. Marilyn Weigold's document on the historical timeline delineating the history of Pace University and the Mortola years.

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The text of the speech made by Dr. Marilyn E. Weigold, Professor of History and University Historian, at a Centennial event commemorating the University’s late President and Chancellor, Dr. Edward J. Mortola, this document details the relationship between Dr. Mortola and Pace from 1947 to 1990. Dr. Mortola’s early years as Assistant Dean, Dean, Provost and Vice President are discussed and the dramatic expansion of Pace during his Presidency is highlighted. The opening of the Pleasantville campus, the founding of the School of Education, the Lienhard School of Nursing and the Law School are noted, along with the addition of innovative graduate programs and the attainment of University status. Dr. Mortola’s vision of Pace is analyzed within the context of his era and reference is made to the current Strategic Agenda.