President


In the Spirit of Mary

January 19, 2018

My family has never felt more warmly embraced than from the Marianists, who have a way of deeply touching lives.


The Time is Always Right

January 16, 2018

We’re on an ongoing journey on the road toward racial justice and equality for all. We must not falter on that journey.


One Community, One Family

December 22, 2017

While the University of Dayton is a committed Catholic, Marianist university, we recognize that we don't all share the same faith or cultural traditions. Many of us grew up in diverse towns and cultures ? from Chicago and St. Henry to Riyadh and San Juan. Yet, we are one community, one family.


Leaders Who Serve (With Care)

December 21, 2017

Sometimes a quiet moment away from the traditional graduation ceremony can be as joy-filled and every bit as moving as seeing ecstatic graduates, diplomas in hand, hug classmates and families.


Work For The Common Good

December 16, 2017

"Believe in yourself. This is your story, so don't be afraid to change the storyline. Follow your passion, always." Today, I offered a few words of advice to 570 newly minted University of Dayton graduates at winter commencement exercises.


Gratitude

November 21, 2017

In my Thanksgiving message to the University of Dayton community, I reflect on why this holiday holds such meaning. It's about going home ? to a place beyond the family table to one in our hearts.


Community Means Everyone

November 13, 2017

If I walked across KU Plaza and randomly asked a group of students what one word comes to mind when they think of the University of Dayton, they?d respond in unison: ?community.?


Going Global

November 10, 2017

As I strolled through the Roesch Library exhibit showcasing the spectacular Grand Canal of China, my mind jumped ahead to my trip next week to China ? a land filled with natural beauty, ancient landmarks, and a growing bond with our campus.


A Special Place

November 06, 2017

When I walked into the Coliseum at the former Montgomery County fairgrounds for a community forum, the feeling of excitement and possibility was palpable. The place surged with energy.


Let's Dream Big

October 30, 2017

In an op-ed in the Dayton Daily News, Mary Boosalis and I invite imaginative ideas for the former Montgomery County fairgrounds as we shape a vision for its revitalization.

More Blogs