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 class in UD’s history. In addition, the University conducted more than $150 million in sponsored research last year and was No. 1 in the nation for federally sponsored materials R&D.

Facts & Figures

$150 million

in sponsored research for fiscal year 2018.

Top 20

Coolest School by Sierra magazine for displaying a deep commitment to protecting the environment.

Recent Blog Posts
President 05.20.19
Get Ready to Fly

“Is this the first time on campus for anyone?” Lizzy Craft, admission and financial aid counselor, asked a roomful of trustees and administrators. We all laughed, but, because we were being treated like visitors, it felt like the first time.

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President 05.12.19
Make Your Life a Masterpiece

My message to the Class of 2019: Strive to live meaningful lives, filled with great purpose and deep faith in what is possible. Take the canvas of your life — and make it a masterpiece.

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President 05.09.19
Great Joy

I love this time of the academic year, with all its pomp and circumstance — and its great joy. It’s always a touching weekend, one that will be made even more special this year when the University awards an honorary doctor of fine arts degree to Ro Nita Hawes-Saunders, CEO of the world-class Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.

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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.