Fairfield University announces the election of six new members to its Board of Trustees. They are: Mark J. Beckwith '80, Christopher C. Desmarais '93, Robert J. Murphy '71, Katie Jacobs Robinson '89, Rev. Dennis M. Baker, S.J., and Rev. Terrence P. Devino, S.J. The election of new members took place at the University’s Board of Trustees meeting held October 3, 2014.
LinkedIn has named Fairfield University’s Charles F. Dolan School of Business one of the country’s best schools for accounting professionals. The impressive list, in which the Dolan School of Business landed in the number seven spot out of 25 top institutions, is part of a new series of tools LinkedIn is offering to help students decide where to attend college and how to make career decisions.LinkedIn now ranks schools to help students look for colleges and plan for careers. Top-notch lists indicate which schools are launching grads into desirable jobs.
The 11 Fairfield 2020 Task Force Committees, comprised of nearly 200 faculty, students and administrators, have re-energized their dialogue and debate this fall on critical issues impacting the University. They are gathering weekly and bi-monthly as they work diligently toward a December 2014 deadline to submit final strategic plan reports containing recommendations and action plans to the Fairfield 2020 Steering Committee.
This summer, JUHAN and Service Learning students continued to make an important mark on their communities – and the world. From the United Nations to the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Reservation in La Plant, South Dakota, our students were putting their global citizenship skills and knowledge to work.
For the 24th consecutive year Fairfield University has ranked in the top 2% of its peer group. The new polling done by U.S. News and World Report found Fairfield to be the third highest ranked University in the North Region. The University was also acclaimed for its “Strong Commitment to Undergraduate Teaching,” high freshman retention rate (88%), and six-year graduation rate (82%).
In his 2014 Convocation speech, Dr. Yohuru Williams encouraged the Class of 2018 to care for others and stand against social injustice during their "magnificent metamorphosis" to college life
The Fairfield 2020 Lecture Series continues this Fall with four engaging speakers who will share thought-provoking perspectives on topics, challenges and opportunities facing higher education in the 21st century. All Students, Staff and Faculty are Encouraged to Attend. All lectures are free and take place on campus, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Oak Room of the Barone Campus Center.