DePaul Welcomes New President

Posted on February 17, 2016

DePaul’s Board of Trustees named A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., as the university’s 12th president. Esteban will assume the presidency of the nation’s largest Catholic university on July 1, becoming the first lay leader in its 119-year history.

“Dr. Esteban brings both extensive experience in higher education and strategic planning to DePaul University,” said William E. Bennett, chair of the Board of Trustees. “I am confident he will preserve and continue to enhance DePaul’s reputation for academic excellence, as well as the university’s Catholic and Vincentian mission.”

Breaking ground as a lay leader at a Catholic university will not be a new experience for DePaul’s 12th president. Esteban, who was born and raised in the Philippines, is currently the president and first lay leader in more than 25 years at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

Click here to read more about President-elect A. Gabriel Esteban.

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