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Executive Vice President search launched

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(DePaul University/Jeff Carrion)
​​The search for DePaul's next executive vice president is underway.  A search committee has been carefully selected to represent the campus community. Members of the committee include:

  • Karen Atwood, search committee chair and trustee
  • Christopher Del Moral-Niles, trustee
  • Salma Ghanem, interim provost
  • Judith Greffin, trustee
  • Alyssa Isberto, SGA president
  • Bob Janis, vice president for Facility Operations
  • Scott Paeth, Faculty Council president
  • Anne Prisco, trustee
  • Joseph Skender, trustee
  • Steve Stoute, chief of staff
  • Victoria Van Kirk Pride, Staff Council president

The executive vice president is appointed by the Board of Trustees and reports directly to DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban. The position has an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

“The executive vice president acts as both the chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the university," says Karen Atwood, search committee chair and DePaul trustee. “This position is important to the board, particularly at a time when we're challenged by a global pandemic and, at the same time, moving forward with DePaul's strategic plan. We are excited and hopeful to find the best candidate for our university."

All members of the search committee have completed bias training in order to ensure the search is an inclusive process that considers a diverse range of candidates.

The university has engaged Russell Reynolds Associates, a global advisory and search firm, to provide consulting services. Members of the university community are encouraged to communicate with members of the search committee what they hope to see in DePaul's next executive vice president by email to: