UD pres honored by business journal
Friday, September 24, 2010
DAYTON DEANERY — Daniel J. Curran, president of the University of Dayton, will be honored in November with the 2010 Regional Leadership Award from Dayton Business Journal.
“The award honors people who have made a lasting impact on business and the economic health of the region,” said Neil Arthur, president and publisher of Dayton Business Journal. Curran “had the vision to purchase NCR’s former world headquarters. It was right for the business community, it was right for the University of Dayton.”
“Dr. Curran is an energetic, visionary leader. He has extended the University of Dayton’s footprint in the Dayton region — and the world,” said Allen Hill, chair of the University of Dayton’s board of trustees. “He is transforming a vacant corporate headquarters from a symbol of decline into an opportunity for economic growth for the Dayton region. This is the perfect year to recognize that kind of leadership.”
Last December, the University of Dayton purchased NCR Corp.’s former world headquarters and Old River Park. The University of Dayton is transforming the building into a highly visible home for its Research Institute, a new Alumni Center and graduate classes.
“I’m humbled by this honor,” Curran said. “It’s an extraordinary time at the University of Dayton. I share this award with a campus community that is forward-thinking and dedicated to using their leadership skills to serve others in our region.”
The Regional Leadership Award will be presented at the Business of the Year awards banquet Nov. 18 at the Schuster Performing Arts Center in downtown Dayton.