Tom Hibbs named president of the University of Dallas

UD alumni received an email today informing us that Tom Hibbs has been named our ninth president. I can’t tell you how thrilled I am about this news. Hibbs seemed one of the obvious choices to me and was on my personal short list. UD is (in my humble opinion) among the best of The Newman Guide schools. Through the travails of the past few decades, under leadership that often seemed (to put it mildly) out of step with its spirit, UD somehow managed to maintain its excellent and demanding core, which really is its heart. Hibbs is also a UD alumnus, so I know he gets that.

Congratulations to the Board of Trustees and the search committee on this superb choice!

Our readers, I’m sure, are aware of Hibbs’s work in the Thomistic tradition.