President’s Messages

Linked below are several of President Danko’s campus- and community-wide written and video messages, which serve as an information source for recent initiatives.

State of the University—September 2021
In addition to celebrating our successes of the past year and progress towards the Butler Beyond strategy, President Danko highlighted some of the challenges we face and action we need to take as an institution moving forward. Watch now

US News Rankings Announcement—September 2021
I am extremely pleased to announce that, for the fourth consecutive year, Butler University has been named the No. 1 Regional University in the Midwest, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges Rankings. Read more

Homecoming/State of the University Announcement – September 2021
The 2021 Butler Homecoming this past weekend was an extraordinary success. My thanks to the many people across campus that supported the effort and attended. Read more

Dugan Hall – August 2021
I am excited to inform you that the building which primarily serves as the home for the Lacy School of Business will be named Bill and Joanne Dugan Hall. This is in recognition of a $7 million multi-year gift commitment that was secured last week. Read more

Vaccination Requirement – June 2021
Butler University is announcing today that the COVID-19 vaccine is required for all students, faculty, and staff. Read more

Juneteenth Reflection – June 2021
As we commemorate Juneteenth—and celebrate yesterday’s new law making it a federal holiday—I hope you will join me in reflecting upon the meaning and importance of this day. Read more