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DePaul leaders named to mayoral transition teams

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On May 20, Lori Lightfoot will be sworn in as Chicago's 56th mayor. As she and her team prepare for their time in office, they have asked a number of DePaul leaders from across the university to assist with the transition, serving as unpaid advisors for a number of teams and committees.

DePaul members asked to serve on mayoral transition teams include:
  • Jeff Bethke, executive vice president and chief financial officer, will serve as an advisor for budget and municipal finances​
  • Suzanne Carlberg-Racich, assistant professor in the Master of Public Health Program, will serve on the Health and Human Services Transition Committee
  • José​ Padilla, vice president and general counsel, will chair the Federal Civil Rights Litigation Division Committee
  • Geoff Smith, executive director of the Institute for Housing Studies, will serve on the Housing Transition Committee
  • Sonia Soltero, associate professor and chair of the Department of Leadership, Language and Curriculum, will serve on the Education Transition Committee
​Congratulations and thank you to those who have agreed to assist the Mayor-elect with her transition into office.