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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 03.29.23

Three UD civil engineering co-op students are helping to raise the curtain on the magnificent Roger Glass Center for the Arts.

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President 03.13.23

Bill Crotty '52 and Dick Glennon '50 died just two weeks apart at the age of 95. They shared much more than altruistic hearts, fondness for each other and a deep love for their alma mater.

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President 03.02.23

Professor Anne Crecelius didn’t just teach human physiology to University of Dayton students. She taught life lessons to everyone she touched, certainly including me.

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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.