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A President For The Common Good

Eric F. Spina became the University of Dayton's 19th president on July 1, 2016. Under his leadership the University has eclipsed records, attracting the most diverse and academically gifted undergraduate classes in UD's history and recording new highs in sponsored research. Last year, the University conducted a record $195 million in sponsored research and was No. 1 in the nation for federally sponsored materials R&D.
Facts & Figures

$195 million

in sponsored research for fiscal year 2021.

In Demand

97% of 2021 graduates report being employed, in graduate school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation.

Recent Blog Posts
President 05.23.22

I was curious about the president's medallion that my predecessor Dan Curran left for me to wear during graduation ceremonies, but I didn’t know its history or meaning. When Neomi De Anda, associate professor of religious studies, tweeted after the ceremony, "Please tell us about your medal," I knew I had some homework.

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President 05.14.22

"Welcome home, Class of 2020. Welcome home! I've been waiting to say those joyful words for two years. It's especially meaningful to me because you are my very first class," University of Dayton President Eric F. Spina told hundreds of graduates who returned to campus for an in-person celebration.

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President 05.10.22

John Zaller showed off a bright red cardinal he made out of recycled plastic cups as part of his group's final presentation in the Latino/Latina Religious Experience course.

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CONTACT

Office of the President

St. Mary's Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1624
937-229-4122

At A Glance

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Founded by the Society of Mary in 1850, the University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university.