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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion site for the Office of Undergraduate Admission. I and the admission team want to share our philosophy, ethos, and hopes as we work toward a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. I encourage you to dig deeper into our commitment, and to learn more about our team, students, and our community by reviewing this site. Ultimately, it is my sincere hope that you will see Fordham as a place where you may thrive as a college student, and that our entire community will help to make that possible once you enroll.

Patricia Peek, Ph.D.
Dean of Undergraduate Admission
Pronouns: she/her/hers

Patricia came to Fordham as a first-generation local college student in 1986. She has worked in the Office of Admission for more than 20 years. She has completed three degrees at the University, and she has served on a number of national and regional higher education committees.

Meet the DEI Team 

Pedro Hipolito
Associate Director of Admission

Pedro currently serves as the associate director for undergraduate admission. Born and raised in New York, he completed his bachelor’s degree at Adelphi University and earned his M.B.A. at Fordham University. Over the years Pedro has contributed to and led projects rooted in diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Office of Undergraduate Admission and beyond. He has presented at the Commission for Independent College and University (CICU) College Access Fair on the college admission process, both in English and in Spanish. As a first-generation student from a Hispanic immigrant household, Pedro is an advocate for higher education.

Chloe Sigillito
Associate Director of Admission

Chloe currently serves as the associate director of campus visitation. She has worked in the Office of Undergraduate Admission since 2014, and received her master’s in nonprofit leadership through Fordham’s Graduate Schools of Social Service and Business. Her nagging belief in the power of education, and in the potential and promise of Jesuit education in particular, has led her to advocate for the centrality of equity in admission practices. New to the campus visitation position, Chloe is focused on admission events that create inclusive spaces and honor the various lived experiences of students and their families.