PLEASANTVILLE Pace University announced Monday that Joseph Ianniello, the CBS Corporations chief operating officer and a member of the Pace University Board of Trustees, has made a $2 million commitment for the construction of a new athletics field house at the universitys campus in Pleasantville.
When completed later this year, the Ianniello Field House will be the flagship of Pace University Athletics. Ianniellos contribution is a part of the universitys Campaign for Pleasantville, an effort to transform and revitalize the 200-acre campus that also includes new residential facilities, an expanded student center and a new environmental center.
Through our Campaign for Pleasantville, we are enhancing the student experience at Pace and this gift will have a tremendous impact on the daily lives of our student-athletes and the entire Pace community, said Pace University President Stephen J. Friedman.
Ianniello responded giving back to his alma mater.
Pace University provides high-quality education with a strong focus on the kind of experiential learning that is invaluable in todays business world and I am honored to be able to give back to my alma mater in this way, said Ianniello.
The Ianniello Field House will be one of the most heavily-trafficked buildings on campus, with 25,000 expected visitors per year. Spectators and visitors will travel through the field house to enter the outdoor athletic complex, and all of Pace athletes and coaches will use this facility for practice, conditioning, and gatherings. The 14,010 sq. ft. facility will include new strength and conditioning facilities and a sports medicine component.
Ianniello earned a Bachelors of Business Administration at Pace and was a member of the universitys football team and the Alpha Chi Epsilon fraternity on campus. He frequently mentors Pace students; he recently returned to Paces Lubin School of Business to share career and industry advice with Pace students.