Adam Rathge

Director of Enrollment Strategies



B.S.E., Adolescent Young Adult Education, University of Dayton
M.A., American History, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., American History, Boston College

I originally arrived at the University of Dayton as an undergraduate student from my hometown of Napoleon, Ohio. I returned years later by way of North Carolina, Cincinnati and Boston. In pursuit of my graduate degrees, I always thought it would be great to work at UD, and it turns out I was absolutely right — it is almost as fun as being a student here! The office of admission and financial aid is an incredibly rewarding place to work. It is a genuine privilege to take part in the process of welcoming new students and parents into the UD family. When I'm not in the office, I'm usually running or watching sports.

Why I love UD

The University is a place unlike any other. It is so many things to so many people and yet somehow they each know exactly what it means to one another. This shared sense of both the place and the process make being a member of this amazing community a truly exceptional experience. I sensed it from the moment I first stepped on campus as a prospective student, and I have followed it back here many years after graduation.