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Ƭapp is a non-profit corporation governed by a Board of Trustees that appoints the President. The Board maintains legal authority and responsibility for the operations of the University. The Board, of which the President is a member, makes policy decisions and establishes institutional objectives and priorities. The Board of Trustees approves University policies and monitors their implementation. Additionally, the Board strives to preserve and promote the educational objectives of the University within the context of a Jesuit and Catholic commitment. Currently, there are 31 members of the Board and five Trustees Emeriti. Four quarterly Board meetings are held each year.

Office of the President

On July 1, 2017 Mark R. Nemec, PhD, became the 9th Ignatian and first lay President of Ƭapp. Additionally, Dr. Nemec joined the politics department as a professor within the College of Arts and Sciences.

Office of the Provost

The Academic Division houses educational and cultural components of the University, including the four schools and the college, the University Registrar, Disability Services, Office of Academic and Career Development, the Study Abroad Program, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Trio Program, DiMenna-Nyselius Library, the Ƭapp Art Museum, several Academic Centers, including the Center for Academic Excellence. The division embodies the educational mission of the University through a commitment to intellectual excellence, Ignatian pedagogical principles and a Jesuit commitment to social justice.

Senior Leadership

Meet the senior administrators of Ƭapp, who are in charge of Academic Affairs, Advancement, Marketing & Communications, and Operations.

Advisory Boards

Fairfield's Advisory Boards consist of accomplished professionals with backgrounds related to the areas of emphasis in each particular school. The objective of the boards is to assist the University in achieving our vision of becoming the modern, Jesuit Catholic University.


Meet the deans of Ƭapp.


Meet the hundreds who have your back.

Ƭapp has gained a reputation for academic excellence for hundreds of reasons: our faculty and staff. Through them, the Fairfield mission lives and breathes, as they teach, lead, and help students across all facets of their time at the University. They'll be your biggest advocates, committed to helping you become not just a better student, but a truly capable scholar, with a lifelong thirst for learning.

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