Marvin Krislov, JD

Pace University

Marvin Krislov is the eighth president of Pace University. He is deeply committed to Pace’s mission of Opportunitas—providing all students, regardless of economic background, access to the transformative power of education—and he is working to bolster Pace’s status as the nation’s leading four-year private college for driving economic mobility. Prior to Krislov’s appointment at Pace, he served for 10 years as the president of Oberlin College. Before that, he was vice president and general counsel at the University of Michigan. During that time, he led the legal defense of the university’s admission policies, which resulted in the 2003 U.S. Supreme Court decision recognizing the importance of student body diversity. Prior to entering academic life, Krislov served as acting solicitor and then deputy solicitor of national operations in the U.S. Department of Labor. He previously served as associate counsel in the Office of Counsel to the President under President Bill Clinton.