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Welcome to the University of San Diego. We are delighted that you have chosen to visit our website and hope you will enjoy exploring its pages to learn more about USD's unique character, wonderful people and exemplary academics.

President Mary Lyons In just over 60 years, USD has grown from a small campus with a handful of students and faculty into an internationally recognized preeminent Catholic university committed to the exploration of truth.

As the third President of the University of San Diego since the 1972 merger of the San Diego College for Women and the College for Men, I have had the privilege of leading the university during a momentous period in the institution's history. Since 2003, USD has excelled academically, advanced athletically and grown in stature and substance.

I am grateful to be a part of this vibrant academic community. I invite you to visit our beautiful campus and envision your future as a Torero leader committed to service.

Mary E. Lyons, PhD
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