Friday September 18, 2015

Regional Leader

The Dayton Business Journal named President Daniel J. Curran Regional Leader of the Year for 2015.

Curran, the first two-time winner in the award’s 11-year history, will be honored at the Business of the Year gala Nov. 12.

"The Dayton region has been fortunate to have such an enthusiastic and devoted champion of the region as we have in Dan,” Publisher Carol Clark said in a story announcing the award.

“His leadership has been invaluable and helped not only boost the prominence of the region through such high-profile events as the NCAA First Four, but also helped the region's economy recover through such things as the redevelopment of the former NCR headquarters, the expansion of the university and the successful efforts to get large companies such as GE and Emerson to open research facilities at UD.

"He has definitely left his mark on the region and, we hope, will continue to do so long after he moves on to the next phase in his life's work."

Curran will step down in June 2016 after a 14-year tenure as University president. Eric F. Spina, former vice chancellor and provost for Syracuse University, has been named his successor.

 

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