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Presidential Search

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Fordham's Rose Hill Campus in the Bronx

Fordham University seeks an innovative, visionary, collaborative and mission-driven leader to serve as its 33rd president.

The new president will provide leadership for all aspects of the University, guiding its efforts to fulfill Fordham's mission to deliver a rigorous, Jesuit, Catholic education to students across the nation and the globe. Fordham's next president will build upon the singular achievements of Father Joseph M. McShane, S.J., who announced his resignation on September 2

The ideal candidate will be a leader of uncompromising integrity and deep wisdom who brings a record of leadership within and participating in the life of a complex, multi-ethnic and global city; experience in international education, and demonstrated accomplishment in improving diversity, inclusion and equity; and an earned doctorate or other terminal degree and/or a record of achievement that would qualify them to lead Fordham’s distinguished faculty.

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A Message from the Chair of the Board of Trustees

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Fordham's Lincoln Center Campus in Manhattan

Dear Members of the University Community,

Father Joseph M. McShane, S.J., announced that he will be stepping down from his position as president of Fordham at the end of this academic year, a decision he had taken after a period of discernment and prayer. We are deeply grateful for all he has done for the University and its students, faculty, staff, alumni, and parents.

While we celebrate and acknowledge Father McShane’s achievements, the University must now prepare for the transition to a new president. We will seek strong, collaborative candidates with experience heading dynamic institutions to lead Fordham into the future. This is an important moment in Fordham’s history. The Board and search committee look forward to this process and receiving input from you. Read more.