Friday April 8, 2011

Transformational Leadership

University of Dayton President Daniel J. Curran will receive the Outstanding Leadership Award from Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley.

Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton, will be honored by Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley on Monday, April 11, for "guiding the University and our community through transformational times."

Curran will receive CSSMV's 2011 Outstanding Leadership Award at the agency's annual leadership luncheon from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Sinclair Community College's David H. Ponitz Center.

"Our collaboration with the University of Dayton has been integral to the fulfillment of our mission to strengthen individuals and families of all faiths through actions of faith, service and charity," said CSSMV Executive Director Laura Roesch. "We are thrilled to give Dr. Curran this award and look forward to future collaborations with the University of Dayton."

An energetic man of faith and vision, Curran will soon enter his 10th year as president of the University of Dayton, one of the nation's pre-eminent Catholic universities. He is strongly committed to social justice, internationalization and the Catholic, Marianist philosophy of education, which calls students to use their education and faith to change their own lives — and the world. Under Curran's leadership, the University of Dayton has received national recognition as the top Catholic university in the nation for its work in community revitalization.

"Catholic Social Services represents the leadership that is changing the Miami Valley and making it a more vibrant, humane, spiritual and inclusive community," Curran said. "I am honored to receive this award from an agency that is a model for serving those in need in our community."

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