President


A Class Act

May 09, 2017

I simply can't wait to welcome the Class of 2021, one of the most diverse and academically gifted in University history — partly because I am proud of this outcome and partly because of my engagement with these soon-to-be Flyers.


How High Will We Fly?

April 07, 2017

(Exhale) I still see it. I still feel it. I always will. [Smile] In a darkened University of Dayton Arena, I felt the hopes and dreams of our campus community soar in an energetic, joyful celebration I will always cherish.


Our Calling

April 07, 2017

The Dayton Daily News today features my guest column, “Lead in Service to the Common Good,” on its editorial page.


For the Common Good

April 04, 2017

What is the path for us to become known as The University for the Common Good? I hope I did justice to the work and hopes of so many in my inaugural address today in a joyful ceremony at UD Arena.


Expressing Our Core Values

March 20, 2017

Faculty and staff have asked me how the executive branch's proposed budget will affect the University of Dayton.


On the Road to 2037

December 28, 2016

Skimming through notes from my recent whirlwind visits to alumni communities, I smiled at the image of a "walking billboard of excellence."


Christmas Eve 1968

December 24, 2016

I've celebrated many Christmas Eves, but, by far, the most meaningful and memorable one — a moment that will always be etched in my mind — occurred in 1968.


A Heartfelt Charge

December 17, 2016

President Eric Spina delivered a special charge to the Class of 2016: Take your University of Dayton education and skills in community-building, empathy, civility and respect into a world that needs leaders who can bring people together across differences.


Hearing the Call

December 16, 2016

As I stepped inside the historic octagon-shaped Roundhouse at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds earlier this week with Miami Valley Hospital President and CEO Mark Shaker, I walked back in time to its heyday.


Class Act

December 02, 2016

As the lights dimmed for the Dayton Flyers men’s basketball season opener against Austin Peay, I found myself immersed in a swaying sea of red-clad, screaming, ferocious fans intent on lighting up the Arena with hundreds of cell phones.

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