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DePaul University Names New Music Building After Outgoing President

Posted on May 19, 2017

DePaul University’s new School of Music building will be named for its outgoing president, the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., who served in the role for 13 years. The Holtschneider Center for Music and Performance is slated to open in spring of 2018 on the Lincoln Park Campus. DePaul’s board of trustees also named Holtschneider as the university’s next chancellor.

The Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., has served as DePaul’s president since 2004 and announced his decision to step down in June 2016. The board has named Holtschneider as the university’s next chancellor.

“DePaul University has benefited tremendously from Fr. Holtschneider’s leadership and vision. Among the many initiatives he undertook, DePaul is on the verge of completing a building campaign that transformed our Lincoln Park and Loop campuses,” said Bill Bennett, chair of the DePaul board of trustees. “In recognition of Fr. Holtschneider’s appreciation for all things musical, the new music building will be named in his honor.”

The board also announced that DePaul’s College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will receive funding to establish the Holtschneider Endowed Chair in Vincentian Studies. DePaul was founded in Chicago in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission, known as the Vincentians. This Roman Catholic religious community is dedicated to following the ideals of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century priest for whom the university is named.

Click here for more information on The Holtschneider Center for Music and Performance.

In the mood for some music? Join the DePaul University School of Music for Neighbor’s Night with a special pre-show reception and then an evening of jazz. Admission is free but an RSVP is required for the pre-show event. Click here for more information.

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