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Shaping the Face of Fordham
As a builder, educator, civic leader and priest, the Rev. Joseph A. O'Hare, S.J., has been a defining influence on Fordham. This summer, as he steps out as president after 19 years of service, he leaves a University physically expanded, academically renewed and, more than ever before, a prominent player in shaping the destiny of the global city it calls home. But even as he has reshaped the face of Fordham, transforming it from a good regional commuter school to a hard-charging institution, he has kept faith with the University's defining characteristics-its Catholic identity and Jesuit tradition of education in the service of others.
Bricks and Mortar
Since 1984, Fordham has added approximately 1.1 million square feet of academic and residential space, and it has renovated more than 1 million square feet in existing space, on its Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses. In July 2002, the University added the 25-acre
This aerial photo highlights the construction and renovation projects that have enhanced the 85-acre Rose Hill campus.
In His Own Words
A Selection of Quotations from the Speeches and Writings of Father O'Hare
During his tenure as president, Father O'Hare shared the story of New York City's Jesuit University with students and their parents, faculty and administrators, corporations and foundations, government officials, and, of course, alumni-always breathing life into abstract principles, and inspiring others to do the same.
In addition, read about three alumnae who were honored at the annual awards luncheon during Marymount College's Reunion Weekend:
For her commitment to her community, church and school, Gladys Ferguson Gress, Ed.D. (MC '78, GBA '83), received the 2003 Gloria Gaines Award. Marie Kuffner, M.D. (MC '63), a professor of anesthesiology at UCLA School of Medicine and a former chief of staff of the UCLA Medical Center, was recognized as this year's Alumna of Achievement, while Ann McLaughlin Korologos (MC '63), who served as former President Ronald Reagan's secretary of labor from 1987 to 1989, received the Golden Dome award.
How Fragile and Brilliant is the Gift of Life: Father O'Hare as the Fordham Pastor