Founded in 1890, Dominican University of California enjoys a national reputation for excellence in scholarship, research, and civic engagement. The University blends the best of a liberal arts education and the best of a professional education to provide students with the support needed for success in college, the education necessary for a career, and life skills and ethical foundation to create a meaningful life.
Dr. Mary B. Marcy began her tenure as the ninth president of Dominican University of California in 2011. A recognized national leader in higher education innovation, at Dominican she is drawing on institutional strengths to create a distinctive student experience that highlights signature work, academic excellence, mentoring, and engagement. This work has received numerous national and regional recognitions, including the Higher Education Civic Engagement Award from The Washington Center, and the selection of Dominican as a Voter Education Partner of the US. Commission on Presidential Debates.
Dominican is ranked in the top quarter of U.S. colleges and universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings 2017 for its ability to deliver valuable outcomes and quality education for its students. Dominican also is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top Regional University in the West and was named a 2016-2017 College of Distinction in recognition of outstanding student engagement, quality teaching, and the success of its graduates.