DePaul University Newsline > Multimedia > DePaul welcomes back faculty and staff for the new academic year and looks to the future with announcement of bold design plans
Faculty and staff lead off the Academic Convocation procession from the Quad toward St. Vincent de Paul parish.
Faculty, staff and visitors came together as one community to mark the start of the new academic year at the traditional Academic Convocation.
Provost Salma Ghanem spoke at convocation, and talked about a sense of renewal, with the goal of “building on the past with an eye on the future.”
Valerie Johnson, associate professor in the department of political science, presented the provost's award for diversity, equity and inclusion.
Faculty and staff members were recognized for their exceptional efforts in service to the DePaul community.
Former ombudsperson Craig Mousin was among those recognized for their exceptional efforts in service to the DePaul community.
President Robert L. Manuel shared the ambitious plans for designing DePaul’s future rooted in the Designing DePaul process that took place in winter and spring of 2023.
After convocation, faculty and staff lined up to enter the Quad and enjoy the welcome back celebration.
Faculty and staff celebrate the start the new academic term and look forward to the year ahead.
Manuel, faculty and staff enjoy the welcome back celebration and the start of the new school year.