A transformational leader.
New land. World-class research. Strong enrollment. Rising reputation. Forward-thinking, bold moves inspired by our Catholic, Marianist mission have characterized the presidency of Daniel J. Curran.
Dr. Curran has served as the University of Dayton's 18th president and first lay leader since 2002.
He is guiding the Catholic, Marianist university through transformational times and presiding over an era of remarkable growth.
During his tenure, the University of Dayton earned recognition as a top-tier research university. By almost every measure — from enrollment and research dollars to endowed faculty and rankings — the University has grown in stature. Major land acquisitions since 2005 have nearly doubled the size of campus, which now spans both sides of the Great Miami River.