University of Dubuque


Vice President for Academic Affairs

A University of Dubuque education is designed to be a bridge to your future.  It is an education grounded in a strong liberal arts core and developed through rigorous professional preparation.  As a Christian university, we understand college to be about more than a piece of paper or a high paying job.  The UD experience is about building a life of meaning:  discovering and developing your God-given gifts, and discerning opportunities to make a difference in the world.

This journey of discovery is not traveled alone.  Faculty members offer the knowledge and experience that guides your learning.  Staff members encourage your development as a whole person.  Fellow students bring a diversity of experiences that will inform and inspire you in college and beyond.  It is a journey of discipline and hard work, but one that is full of rewards as well.

Together, let’s make this the journey of a lifetime.




Mark Ward, Ph.D.

Vice President for Academic Affairs