Meet the Veterans Center Staff

Meet the Office of Military and Veterans Services Staff

Military-connected students matter here at Fordham. Each point of contact below is fully equipped and committed to answering your questions and hearing your individual circumstances as a prospective student. We know selecting a university can be difficult and that the military community is often underserved in higher education.

The Veterans Resource Center and our staff can answer transition questions, elaborate on Fordham schools, programs, and majors, or simply talk about the university culture and what Fordham has to offer. If you are a prospective student, you don't need a pretext to reach out because supporting our Fordham veteran community doesn't wait until you get accepted.

Points of Contact for the Military Community at Fordham

Fordham Veteran Center     140 W. 62nd Street, Room 145, New York, NY
[email protected]
Office: 212-636-6433

Current student vets from various Fordham majors and programs staff the Veteran Center. Every student veteran here has been through the Fordham application process and is happy to find any information or resource you may need. If you ask, our student vets can also share their own experiences at Fordham.

Contact the veteran resource center for any general inquiry.  

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Matt Butler, Senior Director of Military and Veterans' Services
[email protected]

Matt retired from the Marine Corps as a Master Sergeant working in Public Affairs. He majored in Organizational Leadership at Fordham University. 

Schedule an advising appointment with Matt:


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Bonita Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Military and Veterans' Services
[email protected]   (212) 636-6433


Andie Marais, Director of Military and Veterans' Higher Education Engagement and Transition
[email protected]  Office: (718) 817-3843   Cell (347) 290-4166

Thinking of applying to an undergraduate, graduate or doctoral program at Fordham? Questions about applying or using your benefits? Thinking about ROTC? Interested in using your benefits for your children our spouse? Andie can help walk you through the process, discuss your options, and find ways to help you maximize your benefits.

Schedule a Call With Andie


Contact our VA Certifying Officials

Rose Hill/Westchester
(students veterans and dependents)
Ms. Seton Heslin-Scott
Email: [email protected]
Office: 718-817-5905

Lincoln Center and Online Social Work
(students veterans and dependents)
Ms. Mara Saumell
Email: [email protected]
Office: 212-636-7717

Law School
(students veterans and dependents)
Ms. Ursula Duran
Email: [email protected]
Office: 212-636-6872