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 04.17.19
The Power of Sharing Our Stories

There is nothing more transformative than hearing people tell their stories in their own words. Listening, we realize our shared humanity.

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President 04.08.19
Unsung Heroes

Not all students park an ambulance in their garage. But not all are first responders, either, with a headquarters located in the heart of the student neighborhood.

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President 04.02.19
One Day, One Dayton

UD senior Sierra Hammond strives to live by the words of Oprah Winfrey, “To move forward, you have to give back.” As the University of Dayton launches One Day, One Dayton on April 10, Sierra borrowed my blogging pen to describe why she has volunteered to help her beloved University attract an ambitious 1,850 gifts over 24 hours.

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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.