President's Welcome

I’m truly honored to serve as president of Urbana University. Founded in 1850, our institution has a long, proud history. The University is located in beautiful Champaign County, Ohio, where you can experience the very best of Midwestern values, friendly people and a wonderful quality of life.

If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to review Urbana’s mission statement and core values. These are the fundamental building blocks that attract a vibrant, dynamic and diverse group of students who seek a high-quality education and fulfilling student experience. Urbana University offers a picturesque, 128-acre campus, nestled in the heart of a community and town that shares our name, and is built on the same set of strong values and honorable principles.

We are very proud of our legacy at Urbana University. As we look to the future, we are committed to leveraging the University’s strengths to serve the common good and successfully meet the personal, professional and academic needs of our students. I look forward to leading Urbana University in the years ahead, and I’m committed to focusing on student success, and fostering a culture that inspires our staff and faculty to always give their very best to serve our students. In addition, my goals include building upon Urbana’s rich legacy, leading our institution to future growth and prosperity and adding to our large family of alumni and friends

I encourage you to schedule a visit to our campus, meet our exceptional faculty and staff, and learn more about our quality educational offerings and wide range of athletic programs. I look forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our fine institution.

Sincere regards,

Dr. George E. Lucas Jr.
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 Dr. George Lucas Jr.