Community is what makes Spalding great. Spalding educates students who want to serve their communities through their chosen profession. Spalding University’s core mission is based on meeting the needs of the times. Our faculty and staff respond to the individual needs of our students, whether they attend our campus or study with us online. 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?

Tori Murden McClure, M.Div., J.D., M.F.A.

President, Spalding University

President Tori Murden McClure, M.Div., J.D., M.F.A. became Spalding’s president in 2010, having previously served 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 solo across the Atlantic Ocean.