Marvin Krislov


B.A., Political Science, Yale University
Rhodes Scholar, Magdalen College, Oxford
J.D., Yale Law School

Expertise: Related: Teaching Interests:

 Higher Education, Politics, Affirmative Action, Police Brutality, Race Relations, Labor Law


Affirmative Action and the Value of Diversity

Aug 4, 2017

"Higher education institutions serve educational needs best when they bring together people from different backgrounds." says Marvin Krislov.

The New York Times reported that the Trump administration plans to investigate and then sue "suing universities over affirmative action admissions policies deemed to discriminate against white applicants." Marvin Krislov is the new president of Pace University after 10 years at Oberlin College. He was general counsel at the University of Michigan at the time of the Grutter v. Bollinger case concerning affirmative acti on. Krislov shares his thoughts on the college admissions process and the criteria for evaluating prospective students.

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Trump May Find No Easy Targets if He Attacks Race in Admissions

Aug 3, 2017

"The Supreme Court has repeatedly made it clear that properly designed admissions policies considering many different factors in a holistic way can satisfy the U.S. Constitution," says Marvin Krislov.

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Listen Up

Jul 24, 2017

Creating a truly inclusive environment, in which all individuals can realize their goals and aspirations, is an imperative in contemporary higher education.

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Oberlin's Marvin Krislov: The exit interview

May 1, 2017

"I really like to grow and change and to stretch myself," Krislov said. "And I think the common theme in the places I've been is the commitment to education as a way to improve people's lives and to make a difference."

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Q&A with incoming Pace president

Feb 18, 2017

"I was really attracted to the mission of Pace in terms of supporting first-generation students, working-class students and really providing opportunities. I also like the Pace approach of linking liberal arts to experiential education, and it just seemed like a great group of people, too."

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At His Own Pace

Feb 15, 2017

“I think higher ed is changing,” he said. “I think Pace may be the model for the kind of college or university we’re going to need more of. I’m excited about building a different model and taking this opportunity.”

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Pace University Names Head of Oberlin Its Next President

Feb 14, 2017

Mr. Krislov said the college’s signature program, the Pace Path, which creates a tailor-made four-year growth plan for each student, reminded him of his efforts at Oberlin to help students prepare for life after graduation. Even the college’s motto — Opportunitas — resonated.

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Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov named president of Pace University

Feb 14, 2017

Krislov said he looked forward "to joining a community of scholars and leaders who are dedicated to academic excellence and who have such a powerful impact on so many lives."

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