Recruit and Retain a More Diverse Faculty, Administration, and Staff


  • Continue to prioritize the diversification of the ranks of the entire staff of the University: administrators, faculty, and staff.
  • Continue to conduct annual workshops for deans, chairs, vice presidents, and search committees through the office of the chief diversity officer to familiarize them with the University’s expectations for hiring practices.
  • Launch the John LaFarge, S.J., Visiting Scholars and Fellows Program, which will bring doctoral candidates to Fordham to facilitate the career growth and success of degree candidates who are underrepresented in their proposed fields of study to work with Fordham faculty mentors in their fields.
  • Launch the Joseph Fitzpatrick, S.J., Postdoctoral Fellowship and Cluster Hire Program, a postdoctoral scholars program designed to attract young scholar-teachers whose work takes an interdisciplinary, praxis-oriented approach to examining the structures, policies, and practices that produce racial and gender inequality in American society.