President's Welcome

Greetings from Urbana University!

From our picturesque campus nestled in rural Ohio, Urbana University “provides a student-centered, quality education supported by a foundation in liberal arts and delivered by a committed faculty.”

Those words from our Mission Statement are ideals that drive our decisions and our actions within our campus community, and as interim president, the words provide solid direction to me as well. 

For 165 years, Urbana has welcomed thousands of students who seek small classes with personal attention from professors in a close-knit community of faculty, staff and students. While the search for a permanent president is conducted, I will continue efforts to work with Urbana faculty and staff to provide students a high-quality educational experience both in and out of the classroom. Over the course of our students’ college careers they are challenged as part of their academic pursuit while contributing to the vitality of our campus. Graduates emerge well-rounded and prepared for fulfilling careers, leadership and service. 

Upon being appointed interim president, I have been warmly welcomed by everyone I have met.  I would urge you to take the opportunity to visit campus and meet the people who make Urbana University a great place to live and learn.


Dr. Alex Capdeville
Interim President

 Dr. Alex Capdeville