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Celebrating 75 Years

From a parcel of farmland known as the "College on the Hill" to a robust University, we are proud of our story and success. Learn more

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Fisher's reimagined hybrid doctoral program in executive leadership can help you fast-track your career advancement. Learn more and join us for an upcoming Information Session

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  1. 75

    Founded in 1948, Fisher has a rich history of institutional achievements and accomplishments to celebrate throughout this 75th anniversary year. Learn more

  2. Fisher honors its Basilian heritage with a statue of St. Basil at the Hermance Family Chapel of St. Basil the Great.

  3. 70

    The Administration Building was the only building on the 70-acre campus. Learn moreView other milestones in Fisher's history

  4. Kearney Hall, the first building on campus, in 1955.

  5. 34,000

    Since the first graduating class of 1955, the Fisher alumni network has grown to more than 34,000 graduates. Learn moreWatch our 75th Anniversary Celebration video

  6. From the small "College on the Hill" to a robust University.

 All of the hands-on experience I gained at Fisher helped me land an amazing job. The faculty are amazing people who love what they do and work hard to help students become successful graduates. ”

Diana Delrio
  • Diana Delrio '22
  • Supervised Release Coordinator at Brooklyn Justice Initiatives

 Fisher has put me in front of a lot of important people in my field. The connections I made through Fisher are the reasons why I do what I do. They built confidence in me and gave me opportunities to showcase my work. ”

Josh Ramos

 As a first-generation college student, the values I learned in my time at Fisher have been instrumental in developing me as a person and professional. ”

Anthony DiPerna
  • Anthony DiPerna '16
  • Assistant District Attorney, Monroe County

 My Fisher education has been one of the best experiences of my life and has prepared me for so much. I have gotten many offers and compliments before people even meet me when they find out that I am a Fisher grad. ”

Shalonda Lester
  • Shalonda Lester '13
  • R.N., Emergency Department, Highland Hospital

 The Ed.D. in Executive Leadership program provided a progressive and in-depth experience through a dynamic and engaging curriculum, with opportunities for self-assessment and newly-honed leadership skills. ”

Carlos Medina
  • Dr. Carlos N. Medina '15
  • Retired Chief Diversity Officer and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, State University of New York

 I truly believe I attained a strong sense of goodness, discipline, and knowledge in my three years at Fisher, and I left with a well-rounded education and a drive to change the world and promote social and environmental justice. ”

Erin Turpin
  • Erin Turpin '20
  • Rochester Youth Year AmeriCorps VISTA

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