Leadership Notes

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Official statements, messages and announcements to the DePaul community from university leaders.

University Virtual Town Hall

February 27, 2024

As we approach the end of the winter quarter and look forward to spring break, I would like to invite you to a lunchtime virtual town hall to hear about the progress we are all making to move the university forward as we continue to design DePaul’s future. ...read more


Last week, I met with the committee that will help us identify the next vice president for diversity, equity, and inclusion. I’m happy to report our search is officially underway. ...read more


You have likely been reading and hearing much about the FAFSA Simplification Act and the delays and frustrations that the new process has caused. Please know that the Office of Financial Aid knows this is a stressful situation and we are following all developments closely and doing all we can to ease the impact on students and families during this transition....read more


FY25 budget process

February 19, 2024

We are happy to report that all our colleges, schools, and administrative units have submitted their fiscal year 2025 budget recommendations for consideration. Thank you for your dedication and collaboration in getting DePaul to this point in the budget process. Your engagement and feedback are instrumental in shaping a budget that will help us secure a strong future for DePaul and our students....read more


Provost Salma Ghanem shares a brief update on the full-time faculty salary study. This ongoing study expands on the 2020 salary study to include both tenure- and term-line faculty salaries....read more


The Office of Research Services invites faculty and staff to extend the Innovation Day conversation and discuss issues centered around environmental sustainability, poverty and artificial intelligence. Six workshops are scheduled between Feb. 16 and April 5....read more


Blue Demon Challenge

February 01, 2024

Yesterday, more than 4,600 Blue Demons from around the world came together to raise $5,300,000 within 24 hours for our students at DePaul University. The generosity displayed by our DePaul community is incredible. ...read more


As a part of our Designing DePaul initiative, we are committed to offering affordable health care to all of DePaul’s undergraduate and graduate students. Announ​ced​ last September, all degree-seeking undergraduate and graduate students will be required to have active health coverage beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year....read more


​​Last fall, we shared how the Hispanic-Serving Institution Task Force was off to a strong start, formalizing DePaul’s commitment to becoming an HSI. Securing this designation remains an important focus area of Designing DePaul, our collaborative effort that includes all university partners and communities working together to plan DePaul’s future....read more


As we kick off Blue Demon Week and celebrate our campus and community, we would also like to look ahead to the future and the role of philanthropy in supporting initiatives across DePaul. ...read more