A New Generation of Leaders
In the spring of 2016, the Pace Academy Alumni Office launched Leadership Pace, a program designed to foster the next generation of school leadership–facilitating deep alumni engagement with the school, the community and fellow alumni.
Pace has a long tradition of developing leaders who are prepared, confident citizens of the world, honoring the values and legacy of their alma mater. Now, we strive to further activate and connect our expansive network of distinguished alumni strategically, for a greater purpose.
Leadership Pace aims to increase overall alumni involvement, educate participants about the school’s operations and long-term direction, allow for in-depth interactions with school leaders and provide opportunities for meaningful volunteer involvement. In just three years, Leadership Pace has become a sought-after opportunity for alumni, one that will continue to shape the school’s future.
Leadership Pace’s goals are threefold:
- Strategically strengthen alumni leaders' connections to one another and to Pace
- Offer alumni participants an insider perspective into school operations, in-depth interactions with school leaders and a voice as to the school’s direction
- Inspire alumni to give back to Pace in personally meaningful ways, while serving the school's mission
Leadership Pace kicks off with your required attendance at a two-day retreat on March 17 and 18 at Pace Academy. Additional opportunities for involvement will be available upon graduation from Leadership Pace.
The retreat is an opportunity for participants to hear from school leadership, learn about strategic priorities and the Alumni Association and hear from students about what Pace is like today.
The Leadership Pace Executive Committee selects 16 participants based on an application process. The group selected will represent a diverse mix of community involvements, professional backgrounds, personal interests and graduation years (1964–2014).
Applications for 2019 are closed, but please know that Leadership Pace is an annual alumni program. Check back in the fall for our 2020 application!
Fred Assaf, Head of School
"I think a program like Leadership Pace is a key next step for our alumni to define their road ahead."
Mark Johnson '94
"The immersive experience of Leadership Pace 2016 left me feeling like an alumnus 2.0. Learning about ways that alumni can participate in the shaping of Pace's present and future left me truly inspired. Let's just say I wanted to put on my old jersey and play for Pace again."
Angela Buzzett Shiflet ’65
"I was so impressed with Pace and the people involved. Moreover, the program was very informative and interesting."
2018 Leadership Pace
COURTNEY SCHAEFER '07
LP '16, Co-chair
Lindsay Thurman Mullin '94
LP '17, Co-chair
Bryan Chitwood '93
LP '16 , Alumni Board President
Ross Brown '07
Kristin Chick Carpenter '07
Claire Dillon '11
Jason Lee '96
Austin McDonald '97
Chris Payne '86