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Individuals featured in second round of 125 Faces of DePaul

​​​​​​​​​​​​Oct. 4, 2022

This gallery is part of DePaul's 125th anniversary celebration, commemorating more than a century of engaging, diverse and global learning, service to the community, outstanding athletes, groundbreaking leaders and a strong commitment to the university’s Vincentian mission. 

On Sept. 9, Newsline announced the start of DePaul's 125th anniversary celebration​. Part of the year-long festivities is honoring the 125 Faces of DePaul. Those honored showcase a diverse group of innovative leaders, individuals challenging societal norms, groundbreaking STEM experts, those who exhibit Vincentian personalism, artists, life-long learners and record-breaking athletes.

Today, DePaul is featuring the second group of faces on the anniversary website. To learn more about the honorees’ career accomplishments and their impact, and to see historical photos, click on the photos below.

The third and final group will be featured in early November in Newsline and on the anniversary website.  ​

Illinois Supreme Court chief justice

Anne M. Burke, Illinois Supreme Court chief justice

Associate professor

Arieahn Matamonasa Bennett, associate professor, School of Continuing and Professional Studies

Arthur C. Becker, founding dean, School of Music

Bella Itkin, theatre director and acting coach, The Theatre School

Carol Wren, associate professor emeritus and former associate dean, College of Education

Former associate vice president

Charles Strain, former associate vice president for Academic Affairs

DePaul Hall of Fame honoree

Chester Chesney, DePaul Hall of Fame honoree

Associate director

Christopher Rone, associate director of financial aid

Christopher Tirres, Endowed Professor of Diplomacy and Interreligious Engagement, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

David Booth, vice president, basketball operations for the NBA

David Kalsbeek, retired senior vice president for Enrollment Management and Marketing

Dexter Zollicoffer, diversity advisor, The Theatre School

Dick Meister, former executive vice president for Academic Affairs

Ernie Wish, philanthropist and board of trustee member

Eugene Jarvis and Sasha Gerritson, philanthropists and Blue Demon supporters

Fran Casey, retired director of community relations

Frank Clark, retired chairman and CEO, ComEd

Frank McGrath, former assistant athletic director and director of facilities

Gene Sullivan, former athletic director

J. Steven Kelly, associate professor of marketing, Driehaus College of Business

John J. Sullivan, alum and legendary football star

John R. Watts, former dean, The Theatre School

Mary Navarro, patient care technician, Northwestern Medicine of Lake Forest Hospital

Michael Grossman, alum and Blue Demon supporter

Mikki Kendall, New York Times bestselling author, activist and cultural critic

Patricia Bombard, BVM, director, Vincent on Leadership: The Hay Project, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Patricia Ewers, former vice president and dean of faculties

Paula Fasseas, founder of PAWS Chicago

Phyllis Griffin, full professor of performance, The Theatre School

Richard Driehaus, philanthropist and Blue Demon supporter

Richard Lawler, MD, Pulitzer Prize nominated surgeon who led first kidney transplant on record

Ron Culp, Public Relations/Advertising graduate program professional-in-residence, instructor and director, College of Communication

Samuel Magad, former concertmaster, Chicago Symphony Orchestra

St. Louise de Marillac and the Daughters of Charity

St. Vincent de Paul and the Vincentians

Tarell Alvin McCraney, Oscar-winning playwright, screenwriter and actor

Terry Cummings, pastor and basketball legend

The Steans Family, Blue Demon supporters

Todd Beamer, Kellstadt College of Business alum and 9/11 hero

Valerie C. Johnson, associate professor, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Virginia Goult, former director of libraries

Virginia Martinez, children's book author and retired lawyer

William Smithburg, former CEO of Quaker Oats