Pace University names Rachael Silva Assistant Dean for External Affairs at Haub Law

August 18, 2021
Rachael Silva

Rachael Silva, a strategic and creative marketing communications professional with an impressive track record of successful brand building in academia, healthcare and non-profits, has been named Assistant Dean for External Affairs at Pace University’s Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains, the University announced.

“We are very happy to welcome Rachael to Haub Law as Assistant Dean for External Affairs,” said Horace E. Anderson, Jr., Dean of the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University. “She brings to this critically important role exceptional leadership skills and technology savvy, and broad experience in all facets of marketing and communications. Her skillset and experience will complement our internal team’s efforts to shine a light on the great educational institution of Haub Law and the outstanding accomplishments of our faculty, staff, students, and alumni.”

“Pace University is a leading and innovative educational institution with a mission that appeals to me,” said Silva. “I am thrilled to be joining the Elisabeth Haub School of Law and to have the opportunity to help further elevate the reputation of this exceptional law school community by telling the stories of the amazing work happening here every day, and by leveraging my experience to share those stories in new ways."

Prior to joining Haub Law, Silva was Senior Director of Marketing and Communications for Touro College of Dental Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, where she established a national brand reputation for this new school opened in 2016. In addition to overseeing overall marketing, communications, branding, and media relations for the college, she was responsible for leading patient-acquisition marketing efforts for its 115-chair clinical training facility and building its reputation through community outreach and government relations efforts. Silva also played a pivotal role in admissions, fundraising, college events, and overall campus visitor experience.

Prior to Touro, Silva was Director of Creative Services at The New York Public Library for four years, responsible for overseeing marketing, advertising, branding, visitor experience, publications, design and multimedia for its 4 research libraries and its 88 additional locations. She also spent over 13 years at Montefiore Medical Center in leadership roles focusing on marketing, communications, branding, creative services, and digital media. Most notably, while there she played a pivotal role in a major re-branding strategy, web redesign and advertising campaign for the hospital, ultimately helping it elevate its brand reputation and rankings nationally.

Silva holds a MS in Graphic Communications Management & Technology from New York University, along with a BA in Professional and Technical Communications from the State University of New York Institute of Technology at Utica. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Electronic Publishing from the Association of Graphic Communications. Silva lives in Westchester, NY.

About Elisabeth Haub School of Law

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University offers JD and Masters of Law degrees in both Environmental and International Law, as well as a Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD) in Environmental Law. The school, housed on the University’s campus in White Plains, N.Y., opened its doors in 1976 and has more than 9,000 alumni around the world. The school maintains a unique philosophy and approach to legal education that strikes an important balance between practice and theory. Haub Law launched its Environmental Law Program in 1978, and it has long been ranked among the world’s leading university programs, with a current #1 ranking by U.S. World and News Report. Pace’s doctoral graduates teach environmental law at universities around the world. Pace’s JD alumni are prominent in environmental law firms, agencies and non-profit organizations across the U.S. and abroad. In 2016, the Law School received a transformational gift from the family of Elisabeth Haub, in recognition of its outstanding environmental law programs. For more information about Haub Law, visit

About Pace University

Pace University has a proud history of preparing its diverse student body for a lifetime of professional success as a result of its unique program that combines rigorous academics and real-world experiences. Pace is ranked the #1 private, four-year college in the nation for upward economic mobility by Harvard University’s Opportunity Insights, evidence of the transformative education the University provides. From its beginnings as an accounting school in 1906, Pace has grown to three campuses, enrolling 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in more than 150 majors and programs, across a range of disciplines: arts, sciences, business, health care, technology, law, education, and more. The university also has one of the most competitive performing arts programs in the country. Pace has a signature, newly renovated campus in New York City, located in the heart of vibrant Lower Manhattan, next to Wall Street and City Hall, and two campuses in Westchester County, New York: a 200-acre picturesque Pleasantville Campus and the Elisabeth Haub School of Law in White Plains.

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