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The University of Dayton welcomes Eric Spina — our 19th president.

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Campus in Bloom

As I strolled up the walkway to my office in St. Mary’s Hall, I spotted a groundskeeper applying mulch and edging a flower bed overflowing with brightly colored tulips and daffodils. The sun had barely risen, but the work of keeping our 400-acre campus beautiful starts early.

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The Road Starts Here Again

I felt nervous anticipation among community leaders who gathered around a large screen in the University of Dayton Arena to await the NCAA's announcement of its host sites for tournaments, year by year, through 2022. Suddenly a loud cheer went up.

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Go With Joy

When the curtain closed on "Celebration of the Arts" last spring, I thought, “Wow, that was magical. These students can’t possibly put on that kind of show-stopping performance every year.” I was wrong.

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President Spina's First Day

On his first day as president, Eric F. Spina emphasized his commitment to Catholic, Marianist traditions, engagement with the greater community, support for students and faculty, and research excellence.