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A detailed list of all contributors to the Strategic Plan is as follows:



  • Donna Rapaccioli, PhD - Dean of the Gabelli School
  • Lerzan Aksoy, PhD - Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Strategic Initiatives and Professor of Marketing
  • Rafael Zapata - Fordham University Associate Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Greer Jason DiBartolo, PhD - Associate Dean for Academic Programs 
  • Clarence E. Ball III - Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Roxanne De La Torre - CCEL Director of Campus and Community Leadership
  • Julie Gafney, PhD -  CCEL Associate Director, Programs and Operations

Industry Professionals

  • Patricia David, PhD - Former Head of Diversity for JP Morgan Chase 
  • Joseph Carter - Senior Vice President, Bank of America

Student Affinity Groups

For a more detailed action plan or questions, please feel free to contact us.


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives


Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business
441 E. Fordham Rd.
Hughes Hall - Fifth Floor, Suite 533
Bronx, NY 10458

Phone: 718-817-0459 | Fax: 718-817-4999 | Email: [email protected]