As of the 2016-17 academic year, Eric Spina became the 19th president of the University of Dayton, a private research university with Catholic Marianist traditions. He is only the second lay leader in the 165-year history of the school.
Eric Spina was named the 19th president of the University of Dayton, a Catholic, research university and the largest private university in Ohio. Spina is only the second layperson to hold that position in 165 years.
Eric Spina became vice chancellor and provost of Syracuse University in January after serving in the position in an interim capacity.