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 11.05.18
Elevating Our Sights

The University of Dayton has been shaped by generations of visionaries — wise men and women with imagination and faith.

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Our Voices — And Our Votes — Matter

Allison Saracina, a senior international studies major, has learned a powerful lesson from serving as a Dayton Civic Scholar and volunteering as a student ambassador for the nonpartisan organization Vote Everywhere.

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Is Civility a Lost Art?

Is engaging in respectful dialogue and carefully listening to opposing viewpoints a lost art? Evidenced by the overflow crowd of University of Dayton students at a recent Friday afternoon panel discussion, “Civil Dialogue in Uncivil Times,” that was sponsored by the department of communication, I would say it’s far from lost.

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Office of the President

St. Marys 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.