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

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A Community of Welcome

Walking across campus, I struck up a conversation with a first-year African American student from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Without prompting, he told me he grew up in a poor, inner-city neighborhood, but the University of Dayton now feels like home.

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Living the Mission

The Lackner Awards dinner has become one of my favorite nights on campus. It's more than just a heartwarming evening. It lifts the soul.

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Bold. Imaginative. Distinctive.

I've been listening a lot these days. Thousands have weighed in on our emerging strategic vision that will guide the University of Dayton to a future of boldness and promise.

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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.