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.

New President, No Problem

November 07, 2016

In the simplest terms possible, President Spina is the man.

Rolling out the Welcome Mat

November 04, 2016

What's dinner like at the president's residence? It's full of great food, laughter, stories (and a few selfies).

A Peek at Visioning Day

October 12, 2016

When students left for fall break, faculty and staff played with Legos and took a stroll through virtual reality. But they weren't playing. They were dreaming together about our future and using creative ways to express their hopes and dreams.

First 100 Days

October 08, 2016

I feel so blessed to lead the University of Dayton. Here are some of my observations after my first 100 days as president.

Good Stewards

August 04, 2016

<p>As I discerned whether to pursue the University of Dayton&amp;#8217;s presidency last year, I looked at whether this was a university that truly works collaboratively, takes risks and strives for greatness.</p>

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