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Fordham President Elected to cIcu Board

Contact: Michele Snipe
(212) 636-7013

NEW YORK-The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (cIcu) has elected Joseph M. McShane, S.J., president of Fordham University, to its board of trustees.

The cIcu represents the chief executives of New York's more than 100 independent (private, not-for-profit) colleges and universities on issues of public policy. Its member colleges compose the largest private sector of higher education in the world and confer most of the bachelor's degrees (57 percent), master's degrees (71 percent), and doctoral and first professional degrees (80 percent) earned in New York state. The cIcu member campuses enroll nearly 450,000 students, including 290,000 New York state residents.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.

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