Dr. Joe Pace

About me

Dr. Joe Pace is the Chairman of the Higher Education Initiative of The Pacific Institute.


The "Hello Zone" - An idea for Directors of First Impressions (AKA Receptionists) | New discussion by Dr. Joe Pace

If you are in the "Hello Zone" (within 10 feet) of a co-worker or student, smile and say hello. A polite greeting shows respect and kindness, which is the first step in good customer service.

Set the right atmosphere - An idea for Financial Aid and Business Office Personnel | New discussion by Dr. Joe Pace

Play relaxing music in the background to help ease potential stress and tension.

Attention=Retention - An idea for Instructors and Education Directors | New discussion by Dr. Joe Pace

Increased attention equals increased retention. Let's share some ideas/examples of how to better focus on student success.

Changing Lives | New discussion by Dr. Joe Pace

Helping people get an education can give them a second chance on life, a new start, and a better future. You are a part of that. You have a chance to touch students lives every day. You are in the bus...

Create a Vision - An idea for Admissions Representatives and Directors | New discussion by Dr. Joe Pace

Help your students create a sensory rich vision of graduation in the initial set up meeting.

The Intelligent Heart | New comment by Dr. Joe Pace

How would you describe your school's culture? Is it made up of "Intelligent Hearts?" What is your perception of an "Intelligent Heart"?

The First Impression | New comment by Dr. Joe Pace

Human beings form a "First Impression" in 2 to 5 seconds. How can you make a better first impression with your students?

Are We In More Than One Business? | New comment by Dr. Joe Pace

Some career educators state that in addition to being in the education business, we are also in the "mental health" business. Do you agree or disagree? Why?

Your Mentor | New comment by Dr. Joe Pace

Most of us have had mentors that significantly influenced our thoughts, actions and directions. Can you explain how one or two mentors have truly impacted your life? What effect has that had on...

Changing Lives | New comment by Dr. Joe Pace

Helping people get an education can give them a second chance on life, a new start, and a better future. You are a part of that. You have a chance to touch students lives every day. You are in the...