A Message from President Gerard J. Rooney
Congratulations once again on your student’s acceptance to St. John Fisher College.
Their acceptance to the College is an indication of our belief in your ability to be successful at Fisher. I hope you have taken the time to visit campus over the last few weeks to experience the Fisher family and to interact with our faculty, experience our educational learning facilities, and feel the sense of community that we enjoy.
It wasn’t too long ago when my wife, Susan, and I came to the Fisher campus with two of our children, Michael and Elizabeth, to move them into their residence hall. I am happy to report that they thoroughly enjoyed their time at the College and both are in the Rochester area working in their fields of law and education as proud Fisher alumni.
Our entire campus community is committed to your student’s success. That begins with understanding their educational goals and career aspirations. We have exceptional people and an outstanding first-year program, designed not only to assist your student in their transition to college, but also to help them adjust to the demands of college level study, negotiate the adjustment to life away from home, and to acclimate them into the Fisher community.
By now, you have heard about The Fisher Edge, our new student success initiative, which was designed with you in mind. The edge that Fisher provides includes team-based advising, degree pathways, and in-depth internship and career exploration. You can learn more on our website and in this issue.
In closing, thank you for your interest in Fisher. I am always available to you and your student – as you decide where to attend college or once you’ve made the decision to join the Fisher family.
My best wishes as your student completes his/her high school studies. I hope to meet you all soon.
Gerard J. Rooney, Ph.D.