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Community is what makes Spalding great. Spalding educates students who want to serve their communities through their chosen profession. At our core, Spalding is a university whose mission is based on meeting the needs of the times. Our faculty and staff respond to the individual needs of our students. Along with undergraduate and graduate students, they collectively work to meet the communal needs of our neighborhood, city and region. This is our pledge: Every student will leave Spalding a stronger leader, a more involved citizen and an enlightened lifelong learner. Will you join us?

Community is what makes Spalding great. Spalding educates students who want to serve their communities through their chosen profession. At our core, Spalding is a university whose mission is based on meeting the needs of the times. Our faculty and staff respond to the individual needs of our students. Along with undergraduate and graduate students, they collectively work to meet the communal needs of our neighborhood, city and region. This is our pledge: Every student will leave Spalding a stronger leader, a more involved citizen and an enlightened lifelong learner. Will you join us?

President McClure and student

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Tori was the first American and woman of any nationality to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

President McClure's boat
Aerial shot from south of campus
President McClure and student
President McClure's boat

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Tori was the first American and woman of any nationality to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean.

Aerial shot from south of campus
President McClure and female athletes from Afghanistan with the American Pearl

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Tori skied 750 miles across Antarctica to the South Pole.

President McClure during Antarctic trek
President Tori Murden McClure
President McClure and female athletes from Afghanistan with the American Pearl

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Tori skied 750 miles across Antarctica to the South Pole.

President McClure during Antarctic trek
President Tori Murden McClure

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Tori skied 750 miles across Antarctica to the South Pole.

President McClure during Antarctic trek
President Tori Murden McClure
President McClure and female athletes from Afghanistan with the American Pearl
President McClure speaking from podium

President Tori Murden McClure, M.Div., J.D., M.F.A. became Spalding’s president in 2010, having also served previously as a vice president and trustee. She holds a bachelor’s from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, a law degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Fine Arts in writing degree from Spalding. She is author of the memoir, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean, which details her journey to become the first American to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

President McClure w/ Spalding banner in Antarctica

Taking lessons learned as an adventurer and explorer in Antarctica, Kenya and the Atlantic, as well as working for the Mayor of Louisville and Muhammad Ali, President McClure leads Spalding through a collaborative leadership model that brings diverse voices and experiences together through the board of trustees, leadership team and faculty and staff committees.

President McClure with American Pearl model

President McClure is sought after as a speaker and presenter on a variety of topics, including religion and theology, leadership, higher education, adventure and athleticism. Recent appearances include the Apostolic Congress on Mercy at the Vatican, Association of Governing Boards national conference, the U.S. Air Force Academy and her annual appearance at all sites of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

For inquiries on speaking engagements or media interviews, email marketing@spalding.edu.

President McClure speaking from podium

President Tori Murden McClure, M.Div., J.D., M.F.A. became Spalding’s president in 2010, having also served previously as a vice president and trustee. She holds a bachelor’s from Smith College, a Master of Divinity from Harvard University, a law degree from the University of Louisville and a Master of Fine Arts in writing degree from Spalding. She is author of the memoir, A Pearl in the Storm: How I Found My Heart in the Middle of the Ocean, which details her journey to become the first American to row across the Atlantic Ocean.

Taking lessons learned as an adventurer and explorer in Antarctica, Kenya and the Atlantic, as well as working for the Mayor of Louisville and Muhammad Ali, President McClure leads Spalding through a collaborative leadership model that brings diverse voices and experiences together through the board of trustees, leadership team and faculty and staff committees.

President McClure w/ Spalding banner in Antarctica
President McClure with American Pearl model

President McClure is sought after as a speaker and presenter on a variety of topics, including religion and theology, leadership, higher education, adventure and athleticism. Recent appearances include the Apostolic Congress on Mercy at the Vatican, Association of Governing Boards national conference, the U.S. Air Force Academy and her annual appearance at all sites of the Kentucky Governor’s Scholars Program.

For inquiries on speaking engagements or media interviews, email marketing@spalding.edu.