The 33rd President of Fordham University

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President Tetlow's State of the University Address

President Tania Tetlow delivered her inaugural State of the University Address on Thursday, September 15, 2022 in Keating First Auditorium on the Rose Hill Campus.

President Tetlow in the News

Fordham Historian Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley Dies at 85

Fordham Historian Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley Dies at 85

Monsignor Thomas J. Shelley, Ph.D., a professor emeritus of theology, Fordham alumnus, and author of the definitive history of the University’s first 162 years, died on Nov. 14 at Nassau University Medical Center. He was 85, and the cause was cardiac arrest. “Monsignor Shelley was a beloved and important member of the Fordham community.  I …

President Tetlow Makes Inaugural Visit to Fordham London

President Tetlow Makes Inaugural Visit to Fordham London

Fordham’s newly inaugurated president, Tania Tetlow, visited the University’s London campus for the first time last month, meeting with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni who welcomed her to the city that they call home.   “We are so delighted to have a new president with such deep and interesting connections within the U.K. and a …

Advisory Board Explores Ideas for the Future of Fordham London

Advisory Board Explores Ideas for the Future of Fordham London

During President Tania Tetlow’s inaugural visit to Fordham’s London campus, she met with senior University leaders to reflect on Fordham London’s growth and reimagine its future.  “We need to make our students’ education truly global,” Tetlow said to the board members. “They need to understand how to function in a global economy, develop cultural competences, …

Alumni Welcome President Tetlow to Her First International Reception

Alumni Welcome President Tetlow to Her First International Reception

At her first international alumni reception, Fordham President Tania Tetlow celebrated her many connections to the United Kingdom and learned from students about why their time in London has been so special.  “I have such deep roots here, and I’m thrilled that we have a London campus,” said Tetlow, who has familial and professional connections …

President Tetlow Responds to Recent Changes on Twitter

President Tetlow Responds to Recent Changes on Twitter

I am not a digital native, nor an enthusiastic user of social media, but as a university president, I recognize that many of the faculty and students are going to “meet” me for the first time (or exclusively) on Twitter, and that’s even more true for most alumni and parents. I think of Twitter less …

At Washington, D.C., Reception, Fordham Alumni Welcome President Tetlow

At Washington, D.C., Reception, Fordham Alumni Welcome President Tetlow

More than 130 Fordham alumni, parents, and friends gathered in the nation’s capital on September 21 to welcome the University’s new president, Tania Tetlow, and celebrate the “long maroon line” that connects students and alumni through the years. Attendees represented nearly every one of the University’s schools and colleges, and class years from every decade …

Finding Community at Fordham: Puerto Rican Students Connect with Alumni at Intimate Reception

Finding Community at Fordham: Puerto Rican Students Connect with Alumni at Intimate Reception

A group of Fordham students from Puerto Rico gathered at the Lincoln Center campus on Wednesday evening, October 12, for an exclusive reception hosted by the Office of Undergraduate Admission. The event coincided with a week of festivities celebrating the inauguration of President Tania Tetlow, who stopped by to welcome the students. “I’m particularly happy …

Fordham President Tania Tetlow’s Inaugural Address | Edwards Parade, Rose Hill Campus | October 14, 2022

Fordham President Tania Tetlow’s Inaugural Address | Edwards Parade, Rose Hill Campus | October 14, 2022

What an overwhelming moment. I am honored beyond measure to be entrusted by the Board of Trustees, and all of you, to be here today—the chance to build on the extraordinary work of my 32 predecessors, especially Fr. Joe McShane. Believe it or not, Fordham has only held two other inauguration ceremonies in almost 200 …

Fordham Women’s Summit: Change Catalysts Highlight Importance of Paying it Forward, Finding Purpose

Fordham Women’s Summit: Change Catalysts Highlight Importance of Paying it Forward, Finding Purpose

The sixth annual Fordham Women’s Summit, held at the Lincoln Center campus on Oct. 19, featured women leaders who were “firsts” in a variety of fields—the first woman president of Fordham, the first Black woman to serve as the board chair of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, women who were the first to work in …

Happy Birthday, President Tetlow!

Happy Birthday, President Tetlow!

On Oct 15, the Fordham community came together to root for the Fordham football team as they played—and beat—Stony Brook, 43 to 14. Fans not only got to cheer for the Rams’ win—they also cheered for newly inaugurated President Tetlow as she celebrated her birthday during special halftime festivities. Uniquely designed birthday hats and cupcakes …

Fordham Inaugurates Tania Tetlow as 33rd President

Fordham Inaugurates Tania Tetlow as 33rd President

On Oct. 14, Tania Tetlow was formally inaugurated as Fordham’s 33rd president, making history as the first layperson and first woman to lead the University. Now, she said, it is time for us all to make history. “Today I am asking you to hope. To have the courage to hope. Not because these are hopeful …