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