Parent & Alumni Recruitment Team

The PAIR Team provides Iona alumni and parents the opportunity to serve as ambassadors and assist in recruiting highly qualified students.  PAIR Team members are unique by virtue of their experience as a student or parent and knowledge of the benefits accompanying an Iona College education.  The PAIR Team is vital to Iona's success as key contributors to our efforts in maintaining the College's high academic standards. By sharing your own Iona story, you personalize the admissions process for our applicants, distinguishing the College and helping to create meaningful relationships between Iona and prospective students.

Our goal is to attract well rounded students whose:

• Academic performance shows promise for continued academic success
• Activities and abilities will benefit any of Iona’s wide array of clubs/sports
• Personal qualities and accomplishments will add positively to our College community

You can help the PAIR Team through participation in any of the following:
• College Fairs
• Phonathon
• On campus conversion events - Open House, Accepted Students Day and Summer Preview Day
• Receptions for admitted students at your home or at regional reception sites
• Letter writing campaigns to accepted students
• Serving as advisor/career mentor

To join our PAIR Team, please fill out the application.

PAIR Leadership
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, Jason M. Ford, CFC '01, attended the Christian Brother run Catholic Memorial School before matriculating to New Rochelle. A history student while at Iona, Brother Ford graduated with his Bachelor of Arts degree in 2001 and entered the Congregation of Christian Brothers formation program in the spring of 2002.

A dedicated educator, his teaching experience includes Catholic Memorial School (West Roxbury, MA), Blessed Sacrament – St. Gabriel High School (New Rochelle, NY), Palma High School (Salinas, California), and Fe y Algeria No.26 (Canto Grande, Lima, Peru). Brother Ford has also served as Director of Student Activities, Director of the Office of Campus Ministry, and coached Football, Varsity Swimming, Varsity Boys & Girls Volleyball, and Varsity Baseball. He is currently awaiting conferral of a Master’s in Pastoral Ministry from Santa Clara University while serving since 2010 as Director of Student Services, Director of Enrollment Management, and Director of Campus Ministry at Florida’s Archbishop Curley Notre Dame High School.

Brother Ford exemplifies Iona’s mission to Move the World. Truly a “lifelong learner”, his leadership of the PAIR Team is sure to contribute to Iona College’s recruitment of highly qualified students and the continued growth of our Alumni and Parent communities.


1. Stay up to date on improvements made at the College

2. Remain active with the alumni and parent community

3. Enhance the value of your (or daughter/son’s) degree by attracting other highly qualified students

4. Help increase Iona’s visibility at college fairs and high school events

5. Help extend Iona’s reach beyond traditional markets

6. Make an impact as a mentor to college bound students

7. Relive positive memories of your time at Iona by sharing your story with prospective students

8. Increase both student interest in Iona and the number of students eventually enrolling at the College

9. Play an integral role in personalizing the admissions process

10. Bring valuable and unique perspectives to the recruitment effort

To join our PAIR Team, please fill out the application.

Contact Us:  

Office of Alumni Relations
(914) 633-2390

Br. Jason Ford CFC ‘01
Office of Admissions
(914) 633-2679

Sedona Basher
Office of Admissions
(914) 633-2427