The 33rd President of Fordham University

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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

President Tetlow Speaks to ABC News on Affirmative Action

President Tetlow Speaks to ABC News on Affirmative Action

President Tetlow spoke with ABC News regarding race-based college admissions ahead of the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration of affirmative action. “When we have groups missing [from campus], we know we’re missing some of our best and brightest… [diversity]is something our own students demand, but also is such a big part of their education. “There’s something …

#AcademicTwitter Will Endure—for Now

#AcademicTwitter Will Endure—for Now

President Tetlow and other academics who tweet weigh the opportunity costs of leaving Twitter while looking into other social media platforms. But few are fleeing the digital gathering space in which they have invested so much—at least not yet. Click here to read the full article.

Presidencies of Firsts

Presidencies of Firsts

Two storied Jesuit institutions, the College of Holy Cross and Fordham Universities, have their first lay presidents. But Vincent Rougeau and Tania Tetlow are also both trained lawyers and each one respectively is the first Black president and first woman president to lead their institutions. Michael and Jeff welcome Vince and Tania to the podcast. …

Tania Tetlow named Fordham University’s first non-Jesuit president

Tania Tetlow named Fordham University’s first non-Jesuit president

America magazine 02-10-22 Tania Tetlow, who in 2018 became the first woman and first layperson to serve as president of Loyola University New Orleans, is set to repeat history. A Harvard-trained lawyer and former federal prosecutor, Ms. Tetlow on Thursday was appointed the next president of Fordham University in New York. Click here to read …

Fordham University names first woman as president

Fordham University names first woman as president

The Hill 02-10-22 Tania Tetlow has been named the first woman and layperson to be president of Fordham University in New York City. In a statement on Thursday, Fordham’s Board of Trustees Chairman Robert Daleo said that Tetlow was unanimously elected to become the university’s next president. Click here to read the full article.

Loyola President Tania Tetlow stepping down after nearly four years

Loyola President Tania Tetlow stepping down after nearly four years

The Advocate/NOLA.com 02-10-22 Tetlow will join Fordham University as president, where she will again break barriers as the first woman and layperson to hold the position at the New York City-based university. Fr. Justin Daffron, Loyola’s Vice President of Mission and Identity, will serve as interim president of Loyola, the university said. Click here to …

Fordham names first woman and first layperson as president

Fordham names first woman and first layperson as president

The Associated Press 02-10-22 Fordham University, a Jesuit institution in New York, has named its new president, Tania Tetlow. She is the first woman and first layperson to lead the school in its 181-year history. Click here to read the full article.  

In a First, Fordham Will be Led by a Woman, Not a Catholic Priest

In a First, Fordham Will be Led by a Woman, Not a Catholic Priest

The New York Times 02-10-22 Fordham University, one of the most prominent Jesuit universities in the United States, announced its new president on Thursday, unveiling a choice that breaks with tradition in two significant ways: For the first time in its nearly 200-year history, the school will be led by a lay woman instead of …