The President's Promise

The President's Promise

A message from Thomas Keefe, president of the university, to parents considering UD.

Dear Parent,

The University of Dallas recognizes that choosing an institution of higher education for your child is an exciting yet overwhelming decision. We understand that you have invested eighteen years into raising a mature, morally responsible and independent young adult, and it is our most sincere desire to build upon your efforts during your child's time at our university.

When considering each aspect of the University of Dallas, from the Rome program to student life to academics, our decisions are based on the best interests of the students the best interests of your child. Rest assured that, when your child joins other aspiring scholars at the University of Dallas, we, the administration, faculty and staff, promise:

  • a Core curriculum true to the essential elements of Western tradition, providing a meaningful exchange of ideas that encourages development of mind, body and soul;

  • an active faith life where your child can grow personally and spiritually while also celebrating the responsibility to serve the community;

  • a liberal arts education made as affordable as possible through generous scholarship awards and financial aid packages;

  • the opportunity for your child to be immersed in our culture and history by spending a rewarding semester of study and travel on our Eugene Constantin Campus in Rome, Italy;

  • small classroom sizes and a low faculty-to-student ratio so your child can learn directly from highly-qualified professional faculty in a setting conducive to dynamic class discussions;

  • the academic advising and course offerings necessary for your child to graduate in four years;

  • a safe, secure and welcoming environment in which your child can live and learn;

  • and an active, welcoming network of alumni, committed to upholding the ideals and values of the University of Dallas and ready to receive and support your child after graduation.

It is our honor to share these promises with you, as it will be our honor to welcome your child into our community this fall. Thank you for entrusting us with their care.

Sincerely,

Thomas Keefe, J.D.
University of Dallas President

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