UD names new Provost

University of Dayton (WDTN Photo)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – The University of Dayton announced Paul Benson will take the post of Provost permanently beginning in July.

President Daniel J. Curran and President-designate Eric F. Spina made the announcement Thursday.

“I have been impressed by Paul Benson’s character, humility and intelligence since the day I met him,” said Spina. “His understanding of the University of Dayton and his modeling of our values and charism will serve me and the institution extremely well as I prepare to begin my presidency in July. I look forward to working with Paul to continue advancing the University.”

Curran added, “Paul Benson has served the University with distinction in every role he has held. He is well-respected and admired by the campus community — faculty, staff, students, researchers, alumni and friends — and I am confident the University will continue its strong momentum through his leadership.”

As the University’s chief academic officer, Benson’s responsibilities include preserving, developing and promoting the academic mission and vision of the University, plus coordinating academic and research units and their support systems.

Benson has been with the University of Dayton since 1985.

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