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Day One

Looking Back at the Photo Reel: President Hibbs’ First Day in Office

President Hibbs

Date Published: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

July 1 marked an era of new beginnings at the University of Dallas as Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA '82 MA '83, stepped into the limelight as the university’s ninth and first alumnus president. And his early morning arrival on UD’s Irving campus denoted a full-circle homecoming for the former Holy Trinity seminarian.

“I am humbled and honored by this appointment, which allows me to return to the university where I first learned what Catholic liberal education is all about," said Dr. Hibbs upon his designation by UD’s Board of Trustees in March.

The former Baylor Honors College dean was joined by his wife, Stacey, as the couple experienced all of those familiar aspects of UD’s campus life such as visiting with faculty, taking up impromptu philosophical conversation, strolling down the Mall, and attending noon Mass inside the Church of the Incarnation. 

View the Photo Reel