Serving the Church

Serving the Church

University of Dallas alumni serve the Catholic Church in more than 30 states across the U.S.

Serving the Catholic Church is something we have been committed to since our founding in 1956. Not only do our alumni serve as chaplains, youth ministers, brothers and sisters and priests, but there are even eleven bishops who claim UD as their alma mater.

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Is God Calling You to Religious Life?

For those seeking information to help with the discernment process, the Campus Ministry Office’s Vocation and Post-Grad Fair is a valuable resource. The annual event provides students with an opportunity to learn more about religious life and discerning their future calls by engaging a wide variety of Catholic organizations such as religious orders, vocation directors and post graduate volunteer programs

Alumni Who Serve:

  • Bishop Robert Coerver ’76
  • Bishop Robert Francis Vasa '76
  • Bishop Daniel E. Flores '83 '87
  • Bishop Oscar Cantú '89
  • Bishop Michael Duca '74 '78
  • Bishop J. Douglas Deshotel '74
  • Bishop Mark Seitz '76
  • Bishop David Konderla '89
  • Bishop Gregory Kelly '78
  • Bishop Joseph E. Strickland '81
  • Bishop Shawn McKnight '90

News

UD Welcomes New Generation of Crusader Alumni

Outdoor chairs filled up quickly as droves of graduates, professors, families and friends arrived on the Braniff Mall the morning of Sunday, May 12, to participate in the 59th annual Spring Commencement Ceremony in honor of UD’s new generation of Crusader alumni.

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Board of Trustees Names John G. Plotts as Interim President

The University of Dallas Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Executive Vice President John G. Plotts, Ed.D., as interim president of the university. Plotts joined the university in December of 2008, initially serving in the roles of associate provost and dean of undergraduate admissions.

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Professor of English Eileen Gregory, PhD, Named 2018 Piper Professor

"That's what our teaching, and all our talk about the reflective life, boils down to -- efforts to keep brilliance in our hearts, to remember the lightness that is native to our spirit," said 2018 Piper Professor Eileen Gregory, Ph.D, professor of English. The Piper Award honors 10 professors annually in Texas colleges and universities for outstanding achievements in their profession and is widely regarded as the most prestigious award of its kind in the state.

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