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Alumna Denise L. Pease (MPA '83)
Listed as One of the "25 Most Influential Black Women in 2014" by The Network Journal


Denise L. Pease (MPA '83)

NEW YORK, NY - April 3, 2014 -Baruch College alumna Denise L. Pease (MPA ’83), Regional Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration (Northeast and Caribbean Region) was recently recognized as one of the “25 Most Influential Black Women in 2014,” by The Network Journal.

Denise L. Pease is the first African-American woman to be appointed a regional administrator of the U.S. General Services Administration by President Barack Obama. She heads the GSA’s Northeast and Caribbean Region, overseeing the federal government’s real estate portfolio and the procurement of goods, services and information technology for federal agencies in New York, Northern New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S Virgin Islands.

Pease holds a bachelor’s degree in American history and biology from Columbia University, where she was a Charles H. Revson fellow. She was a National Urban Fellow in Baruch’s School of Public Affairs, and completed an executive management course at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in Paris.


About Baruch College:
Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 5 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to


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