The 33rd President of Fordham University

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A Historic Moment for Fordham

"As a university that seeks to transform its students’ lives, we are preparing to be transformed by bold new leadership—leadership that will build upon Father McShane’s legacy of academic achievement and institutional growth. I know you all join me in giving Tania Tetlow a warm welcome to Fordham. We look forward to working with her in the years to come in furthering Fordham’s distinctly Jesuit mission in the greatest city of the world."

Robert D. Daleo, Chair, Fordham University Board of Trustees

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Greetings from President Tetlow

"I know that with the friendship and support of Father McShane, with the support of all of you, there's nothing we can't achieve together."

President Tetlow in the News

Fordham in Rome: Reflections From University Leadership

Fordham in Rome: Reflections From University Leadership

This summer, members of Fordham’s senior leadership traveled to Rome to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the spiritual conversion of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, who spent 15 years in Rome. The pilgrimage was also an opportunity for the University’s leaders to strengthen Fordham’s global presence and build new partnerships abroad. In …

A Conversation with Cardinal Versaldi: Inclusivity, Catholic Education, and Fordham’s Global Identity

A Conversation with Cardinal Versaldi: Inclusivity, Catholic Education, and Fordham’s Global Identity

During a recent address to a Fordham delegation visiting Rome, one of the Vatican’s top officials—Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, prefect for Catholic education—emphasized the importance of inclusion, especially in the realm of Catholic education. It’s critical for Catholic schools like Fordham to maintain their religious identity, he said in the talk, while fostering dialogue with those …

Vatican’s Secretary of State Proposes Partnership Between Fordham and Rome School

Vatican’s Secretary of State Proposes Partnership Between Fordham and Rome School

In a special pilgrimage to Rome in June, President Tania Tetlow and a group of Fordham representatives met with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state. Speaking to the group in the official residence of Pope Francis, the cardinal praised Fordham founder Archbishop John Hughes and offered an invitation to establish a partnership with …

Ignatius Day Message from President Tetlow

Ignatius Day Message from President Tetlow

Dear Fordham, In his podcast, Malcolm Gladwell described being surprised at the writings of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Expecting only limited insights from 500-year-old work, instead, to his delight, he found Ignatius “breathtakingly relevant.” There are many saints who inspire us to have the courage to do the right thing, those who lived dramatic lives or …

In the Footsteps of Ignatius: President Tetlow and Fordham Delegation Visit Jesuit Headquarters in Rome

In the Footsteps of Ignatius: President Tetlow and Fordham Delegation Visit Jesuit Headquarters in Rome

One week before taking the helm as the 33rd president of Fordham, Tania Tetlow accompanied a University delegation to Rome—a city with deep ties to the Jesuits—to mark the 500th anniversary of the spiritual conversion of St. Ignatius Loyola. In a weeklong trip in late June, the group walked in the footsteps of St. Ignatius—the founder …

Day One | A Message from President Tetlow

Day One | A Message from President Tetlow

Dear Members of the Extended Fordham Community, Today I begin my first day as your new president, with all of the eagerness and anxiety of the first day of school. (My 10-year-old daughter Lucy calls this feeling “nex-cited”—nervous and excited at the same time.) I cannot wait to meet you all, and only wish I …

On an Idyllic June Weekend, Fordham Alumni Come Home for Jubilee

On an Idyllic June Weekend, Fordham Alumni Come Home for Jubilee

More than 1,300 alumni, family, and friends reunited at Fordham’s Rose Hill campus from June 3 to June 5 for the first in-person Jubilee reunion weekend since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic more than two years ago—with some reunion classes reconnecting for the first time in six or seven years rather than the typical …

President-Elect Tetlow’s First Day on Campus

President-Elect Tetlow’s First Day on Campus

The University welcomed Tania Tetlow, 33rd president of Fordham, to the Lincoln Center campus on Feb. 10. Related Stories Tania Tetlow Named President of Fordham; First Layperson and First Woman to Lead the Jesuit University of New York A Video Greeting from the President-Elect Board Chair Robert D. Daleo Announces Tetlow Will Be Fordham University’s 33rd …

Tania Tetlow Named President of Fordham; First Layperson and First Woman to Lead the Jesuit University of New York

Tania Tetlow Named President of Fordham; First Layperson and First Woman to Lead the Jesuit University of New York

Tania Tetlow, J.D., a former law professor and current president of Loyola University New Orleans who has deep ties to the Jesuits and New York, has been named the 33rd president of Fordham. She will be the first layperson and first woman to lead the University in its 181-year history. Her tenure will begin July …

Announcing Fordham University’s 33rd President, Tania Tetlow, J.D.

Announcing Fordham University’s 33rd President, Tania Tetlow, J.D.

Dear Members of the Extended Fordham Community, On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am delighted to announce that we met this morning and unanimously elected Tania Tetlow, J.D., the 33rd President of Fordham University. President-Elect Tetlow will be the first layperson and the first woman to occupy the post in Fordham’s 181-year history. …