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Message from the Dean

Dean Wertz

Greetings from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, an inspired community striving toward the highest intellectual, social, and spiritual ideals. As a college of the Jesuit University of New York City, we are carrying a humanistic tradition well over 400 years old into the 21st century.

We welcome and celebrate every kind of diversity and human difference—in race and ethnicity, religious and secular life, gender and sexuality, age and ability, politics and socioeconomic background.  Our world-class faculty, students, administration, staff and alumni build our community together on the foundations of liberal learning—knowledge of everything including the sun and the Jesuit ethos of cura personalis, care of the whole person.  We believe that the arts, sciences, and humanities are interconnected and inform the most responsible and effective human action.  We value each individual person and social group.

Students amass deep disciplinary and interdisciplinary learning in our secure campus culture, which is closely connected to Fordham’s professional Law, Education, Social Service, and Business schools.  With faculty mentors, students engage in cutting edge creative and research projects while developing practical competencies with experts throughout the New York Metropolitan area.  

We are continually improving our College’s state of the art classrooms, labs, studios, internships, community partnerships, and programs abroad.  Many students take advantage of the extensive resources of our sister campus at Rose Hill in the Bronx, and branching out from our unparalleled location, all of our students engage in the dynamic, fast-paced life of our surrounding city, the world’s center for art, media, international relations, business, healthcare, social services, and entertainment.  

This college is a family where we encourage each other to dream big, learn more, think critically, communicate clearly, act authentically, and make an ethical difference.  With our Fordham identity—“men and women for others”—the purpose of our activities is to make the world a better place.  Above all, Fordham College at Lincoln Center fosters our students’ progress toward further education, generative work, and a full lifetime of enjoyment and love.