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A Historic Moment for Fordham

"As a university that seeks to transform its students’ lives, we are preparing to be transformed by bold new leadership—leadership that will build upon Father McShane’s legacy of academic achievement and institutional growth. I know you all join me in giving Tania Tetlow a warm welcome to Fordham. We look forward to working with her in the years to come in furthering Fordham’s distinctly Jesuit mission in the greatest city of the world."

Robert D. Daleo, Chair, Fordham University Board of Trustees

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President Tetlow's State of the University Address

President Tania Tetlow delivered her inaugural State of the University Address on Thursday, September 15, 2022 in Keating First Auditorium on the Rose Hill Campus.

President Tetlow in the News

In New Book, Jane McGonigal Shares How to See and Shape the Future

In New Book, Jane McGonigal Shares How to See and Shape the Future

For bestselling author Jane McGonigal, FCLC ’99, the future may be unknowable, but it’s not unimaginable. In 2010, she co-designed and led Evoke, a future-simulation game for the World Bank that was pitched as a 10-week “crash course in saving the world.” It attracted more than 19,000 players in 150-plus countries. She asked them to …

‘Catalysts for Change’ to Be Featured at Fordham Women’s Summit

‘Catalysts for Change’ to Be Featured at Fordham Women’s Summit

A New York Times bestselling author, the CEO of Seventh Generation, and the first woman to serve as president of Fordham University are just a few of the catalysts for change who will share their insights on empowerment and social responsibility at the sixth annual Fordham Women’s Summit. This year’s summit—to be held in Manhattan …

Thousands of Alumni Return to Rose Hill for Homecoming Weekend

Thousands of Alumni Return to Rose Hill for Homecoming Weekend

The Fordham community showed up—and out—for Homecoming this year. Several thousand alumni, family, and friends flocked to Rose Hill on Saturday, September 17, for a sunny day of reunion and renewal. Some came for the food, drinks, and family-friendly fun. Some came to see old haunts and hear from Fordham’s new president, Tania Tetlow. And …

President Tetlow in First State of the University Address: Plant Seeds and Play the Long Game

President Tetlow in First State of the University Address: Plant Seeds and Play the Long Game

Standing on stage in Keating Hall’s grand first-floor auditorium, President Tania Tetlow used her first State of the University address on Sept. 15 to challenge the Fordham community to see the University as an agent of change. For that, she said, one need only harken back to the efforts of the faculty, staff, and administrators …

On Fordham Night at Yankee Stadium, Ram Spirit Runs High

On Fordham Night at Yankee Stadium, Ram Spirit Runs High

The Fordham alumni who attended the September 8 Yankees game in the Bronx didn’t get to see a win for the home team, but at least they had a lot of fellow Rams around to commiserate with as the first-place Yanks’ once-impressive division lead continued to shrink. More than 1,300 people joined the Fordham University …

New Energy, Timeless Traditions to Enliven This Year’s Fordham Homecoming

New Energy, Timeless Traditions to Enliven This Year’s Fordham Homecoming

Thousands of Fordham alumni, students, family, and friends will gather at Rose Hill on Saturday, Sept. 17, for the annual Homecoming game and celebrations. This year’s events come as the Fordham football team is off to its hottest start in nearly a decade—and as the University prepares to celebrate the inauguration of its new president, …

Mass of the Holy Spirit: ‘Bigger Than This Moment’

Mass of the Holy Spirit: ‘Bigger Than This Moment’

The Fordham community gathered on Sept. 11 to kick off the academic year at the annual Mass of the Holy Spirit on the Rose Hill campus.  President Tania Tetlow asked those in attendance at the University Church to think about the meaning of the ceremony, both current and historic. “This is bigger than this particular …

At the Jersey Shore, President Tetlow Kicks Off Tour to Connect with Fordham Alumni

At the Jersey Shore, President Tetlow Kicks Off Tour to Connect with Fordham Alumni

An exciting time. A new sense of energy. A fresh perspective. That was how Fordham alumni, parents, and friends described meeting Fordham’s new president, Tania Tetlow, at her first alumni presidential reception, in Spring Lake, New Jersey, on August 25. More than 200 people gathered at the Spring Lake Bath and Tennis Club, the largest …

Fordham Welcomes Class of 2026

Fordham Welcomes Class of 2026

Fordham welcomed just under 2,600 students to its incoming class on Aug. 28—the second largest class in the University’s history.  Opening Day at both the Lincoln Center and Rose Hill campuses saw students and families brimming with excitement as they carried their belongings to their new rooms and prepared for their first year of college. …

A Message from President Tetlow | Welcome Back, Welcome Home

A Message from President Tetlow | Welcome Back, Welcome Home

Dear Members of the Fordham Community, I want to invite you to my favorite part of the academic year. For almost five centuries, since 1548 in Sicily, Jesuit universities have begun their fall semester with a Mass of the Holy Spirit. It is the moment we remind ourselves that the purpose of our work is …

Law Alumni Share Timeless Advice with First-Year Law Students

Law Alumni Share Timeless Advice with First-Year Law Students

At a special orientation event for first-year students at the Fordham School of Law, five accomplished alumni and President Tania Tetlow—a former federal prosecutor and law professor herself—shared career advice that can be useful for not only lawyers-in-training, but professionals in every field. “You’re going to be making decisions from day one about who you …