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Office of the President

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 $221 million in sponsored research and was No. 1 in the nation for federally sponsored materials R&D.
Facts & Figures

$221 million

in sponsored research for fiscal year 2022.

In Demand

98% of recent graduates report being employed, in graduate school or in a full-time service program within six months of graduation.

Recent Blog Posts
President 10.02.23

We’re busy building a bigger tent at UD, creating space for every member of our campus community.  

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Ever notice that the “of” in the University of Dayton wordmark and logo is italicized?

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President 09.12.23

The title of Clay Mathile’s autobiography says so much about him: Dream No Little Dreams. Those words offer a lesson for all of us, and they’re at the heart of this extraordinary man’s legacy.

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Office of the President

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

At A Glance


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