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Presidential Transition

Rev. Christopher J. Devron, SJ, who has led Fordham Prep through a period of dynamic growth, will conclude his tenure effective June 1, 2022.

The Fordham Prep Board of Trustees has retained Educational Directions and formed an internal Search Committee to help appoint the school's new permanent President to assume the role at the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

Mr. Brian Carney, long-time member of the Prep's faculty and current Vice President for Mission Integration and Planning, will serve as the Interim President beginning on June 2, 2022.

All news related to the search will be posted here. 

Click here to view the Position Profile for President of Fordham Preparatory School

Presidential Search News

Search Committee

Ms. Camille Banks-Lee P‘20 - Member, Board of Trustees
Rev. John Cecero, SJ - VP, Mission Integration and Identity, Fordham University
Mr. Mario Ciampi ‘78 (chair) - Chair, Board of Trustees
Mr. George Febles P‘22 - Member, Fordham Prep Faculty; Inductee, Fordham Prep Hall of Honor
Mr. Tom Huvane ‘84 - Vice Chair, Board of Trustees
Dr. Llewellyn Hyacinthe MD ‘80 - Inductee, Fordham Prep Hall of Honor
Mr. Vincent Murray ‘98 - Member, Board of Trustees
Mr. Kuni Nakamura ‘86 - Member, Board of Trustees
Mr. John Neary ‘87 - Former Chair, Board of Trustees
Ms. Leslie Poole Petit Ed.D, P‘18,’22 - Principal, Dominican Academy
Mr. Albert Sackey Ed.D ‘94 - Member, Board of Trustees
Mr. Jim Rowen ‘82 - Former Chair, Board of Trustees; Inductee, Fordham Prep Hall of Honor

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Fr. Devron's Tenure



The Transformation of the Prep (2013-2021)

Milestones Since 2013

  • Financial Aid for deserving Students more than doubled from $2.75 million in 2013 to more than $5.6 million expected in 2022
  • Successful close of the Igniting Our Mission Campaign the most successful campaign in the school's history.

  • Launched three new premier academic programs; Global Education, iSTEAM, FitzSimons Civics Initiative to prepare students for an ever changing college and professional landscape

  • Doubled the Prep’s endowment during his tenure

  • Transformed the facilities resulting in the improvement of more than 80,000 square feet in new or renovated physical spaces in Shea Hall – accounting for nearly two-thirds of the Prep’s physical plant.

  • Continued service and commitment to the community as highlighted during the COVID lockdown which showed the Prep donating PPE and food to first responders and hospital workers

  • By all measurable counts, elevated Fordham Prep as a premier destination for deserving young men in the greater NYC area attracting students from more than 110 unique zip codes and college admissions outcomes with students accepted to all Ivy League schools and the most selective institutions in the country.  On average, 60% of graduates attend a college or university rated by  Barron’s as “most selective”.

  • Hundreds of students participated in exchanges with Jesuits schools and cultural and academic immersion trips on five continents, with financial aid available to ensure that all students could participate. 

  • Enhancements to our diversity, equity and inclusion programs that were grounded in our Catholic Ignatian tradition which call our community to promote the values of dignity, belonging and justice.  

  • Created a partnership with America Media, our annual Forum on Faith, which brings together leaders in the church and society to foster dialogue on contemporary issues of faith.  

  • Created a partnership with the REACH Program that includes a three-week residential experience on Fordham’s Campus and has doubled the number of REACH students who enroll at the Prep.