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 07.18.19
Closing the Gender Gap in UD Engineering

As dozens of high school girls from eight states built and tested a heart monitor and learned ways to improve the lives of villagers in developing countries during last week’s annual Women in Engineering summer camp on campus, Margie Pinnell reflected on ways the School of Engineering is exploding gender stereotypes.

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President 07.08.19
Servant-Leader, in Word and Deed

As Brother Ray Fitz, S.M., steps down this summer as the Father Ferree Professor of Social Justice, I chatted with him about the University of Dayton’s role as an anchor institution in our community — and why our civic engagement matters.

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President 06.17.19
Tiny Loans, Big Dreams

In a partnership with the Marianists, business students will support the dreams of budding entrepreneurs — mostly women — in one of the least-developed parts of the world by awarding microloans to support start-ups and small business expansion.

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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.