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Community Means Everyone

November 13, 2017

If I walked across KU Plaza and randomly asked a group of students what one word comes to mind when they think of the University of Dayton, they’d respond in unison: “community.”


Going Global

November 10, 2017

As I strolled through the Roesch Library exhibit showcasing the spectacular Grand Canal of China, my mind jumped ahead to my trip next week to China — a land filled with natural beauty, ancient landmarks, and a growing bond with our campus.


A Special Place

November 06, 2017

When I walked into the Coliseum at the former Montgomery County fairgrounds for a community forum, the feeling of excitement and possibility was palpable. The place surged with energy.


Let's Dream Big

October 30, 2017

In an op-ed in the Dayton Daily News, Mary Boosalis and I invite imaginative ideas for the former Montgomery County fairgrounds as we shape a vision for its revitalization.


Coaching Character

October 19, 2017

It didn’t surprise me to hear that Alexis Kiehl is one of 10 finalists for the prestigious 2017 Senior CLASS Award in women’s collegiate soccer. It’s not because she leads the Atlantic 10 in goals scored this season, an impressive achievement. This recognition goes beyond competition to character.


Reimagining the MBA

October 09, 2017

Just 12 short months ago, faculty in the School of Business Administration approved a new version of their MBA program, one in which we partner with 2U Inc., the national leader in supporting high-quality, high-touch online education. What’s happened since then has been remarkable.


Beyond the Classroom

September 29, 2017

Karen Velasquez had never recorded a podcast or produced a video, but if you’re the director of experiential learning (EL) on campus, hands-on learning is what it’s all about.


Sharing a Common Purpose

September 22, 2017

At the fall faculty and staff meetings, I reflected on accomplishments over the past year, our responsibility for strengthening the University of Dayton's inclusive spirit, and our path to becoming known as The University for the Common Good.


At Home

September 19, 2017

Family. Friendship. Faith. Football. As we welcomed more than 700 families to our beautiful campus for Family Weekend, I realized why this is quickly becoming my favorite fall tradition.


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.

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