An accomplished leader who brings 30 years of academic excellence in higher education, President-elect Manuel has dedicated his career to creating life-changing opportunities for students.
Hear from the president-elect
Name:Robert L. Manuel
Hometown:North Adams, Massachusetts
Current position:President, University of Indianapolis
Education:Ph.D. in higher education administration, New York UniversityMaster’s in higher education, Syracuse UniversityBachelor’s in history and political science, Allegheny College
Family:President-elect Manuel and his wife, Wilmara, have three daughters: Sophia, Alexandra and Margaux.
Favorite college class:Chinese Calligraphy – Communication and Art
Favorite food:Anything Thai, Indian and spicy
Top playlist:“This is Victor Wooten” on Spotify
Currently binge watching:The Great Pottery Throwdown
“I’m inspired by the life-changing opportunities a DePaul education creates for its students, as well as the community it has built for faculty and staff. The Vincentian charism of DePaul provides grounding for forward-looking opportunities in a time of necessary change in higher education, and I am excited to lead DePaul to a bright tomorrow.”
–Robert L. Manuel, President-Elect of DePaul University
Trustees, faculty, staff, students – and university mascot DIBS – welcomed President-elect Manuel and his family to the DePaul community at events hosted throughout the day on Tuesday, May 10.
On Tuesday, May 10, DePaul University announced Robert L. Manuel will serve as its 13th president. The University of Indianapolis leader brings 30 years of academic excellence in higher education to DePaul.
DePaul University conducted a comprehensive national search to find the best candidate to lead the university in meeting the challenges of the future.