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 03.14.19
In the Game

The television camera caught me spontaneously lifting my hands up in disbelief and complaining about a referee’s call during a close Dayton Flyers women’s basketball game against the Saint Joseph Hawks earlier this season. In my defense, I bleed red and blue.

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President 03.04.19
Reaching Out

When University of Dayton students meet with patients to assess their conditions at Reach Out’s free clinic, they’re learning skills that go well beyond the textbook. They’re cultivating — and practicing — compassion and empathy as they help provide care and a safety net for the most vulnerable in our community.

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President 02.28.19
Hate Has No Home Here

Hate and bigotry have no place in our community, our campus, or our hearts. In a letter to the campus community, I share a statement about an upcoming white supremacist rally downtown and encourage us to peacefully make our voices heard.

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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.