It is with sadness that we announce John P. Minogue, DePaul University’s 10th president, passed away April 4 following a long illness.
A memorial mass is scheduled for 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, in the St. Vincent de Paul Church on the Lincoln Park Campus, 1010 W. Webster Ave.
Minogue served as DePaul’s president from 1993 to 2004. During his tenure, DePaul celebrated its centennial and transformed its city campuses with the addition of more than $300 million in facilities and amenities that offer students state-of-the-art services. Under his leadership, DePaul also became the largest Catholic university in the nation.
“Jo and I were saddened to learn of John’s passing, and we will keep his family in our prayers,” says A. Gabriel Esteban, DePaul’s 12th president. “His legacy will continue to live on through the success of our students, whose accomplishments rest on the foundation of academic excellence he helped to build.”
A visionary, Minogue revolutionized technology at DePaul. He worked tirelessly to redesign university business processes to offer students such online services as course registration and tuition payments.
It also was under his leadership that the university created the School of Computer Science, Telecommunications and Information Systems. Minogue recognized early the importance of students having access to state-of-the-art digital equipment and put the initial programs in place that blossomed into DePaul’s nationally recognized School of Cinematic Arts.
Most of all, Minogue was a steadfast advocate for students. He devoted many hours to student groups, often joining them in community service and leadership projects. The Princeton Review named DePaul’s students the happiest in the nation not once but twice during his presidency, an achievement he often described as one of his proudest moments.
Funeral arrangements will be shared with the university community when they are available.
We ask that you keep the Minogue family in your thoughts and prayers.