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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 06.21.22

Seeing University of Dayton students discover their passions and push themselves to achieve their dreams is one of my greatest joys as president. Correction. It is my greatest joy.

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05.31.22

I love visiting alumni around the country, but I also get a kick out of hanging out (virtually) on their porches, too. During one recent porch talk, moderator Andrew Wong '19, of the alumni community in Charlotte, North Carolina, asked me to name the "top five things alumni need to know in order to be in the know."

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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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CONTACT

Office of the President

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

At A Glance

1850

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