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The University of Dayton welcomes Eric Spina — our 19th president.

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A Peek at Visioning Day

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

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


Listening and Learning

I quietly walked into Sears Recital Hall to catch part of Professor Tony Smith's lecture in the CORE class, "The Development of Western Culture in a Global Context." Students were tapping out notes on their laptops — as were seven professors who team-teach the course from various disciplines. All were listening with rapt attention.

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President Spina's First Day

On his first day as president, Eric F. Spina emphasized his commitment to Catholic, Marianist traditions, engagement with the greater community, support for students and faculty, and research excellence.