In approving a new contract, UD’s board cited a 12 percent increase in faculty hiring since 2015, initiatives to increase diversity and inclusion, UD’s involvement in the Dayton Arcade and a partnership with Premier Health to purchase and redevelop the former Montgomery County Fairgrounds, among other accomplishments.
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Spina is UD’s second lay leader since the school was founded in 1850. He came to UD in 2016 from Syracuse University in New York where he worked for 28 years and served in nine positions including as vice chancellor and provost, according to UD.
“The foundation of this university is an incredible campus community focused on student learning, and I am grateful each day to work with such an excellent team,” Spina said. “I am honored by the trustees’ confidence, as well as excited about UD’s accelerating growth and momentum.”
The university did not release the details of the contract, including Spina’s salary. Spina’s total compensation in 2016 was $449,402, according to the university’s most recent form 990 available.
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