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August 15, 2022 /
Board Chair Gerald Beeson welcomed the new trustees who joined the board
over the course of the 2021-22 academic year.
“We are pleased to add these five strong leaders to DePaul’s Board of
Trustees. Their wide range of experiences and diverse perspectives will
bring a positive impact to our university community,” Beeson says. “I look
forward to their contributions to the collective work of our Board of
Trustees, as we uphold DePaul’s mission to deliver an exceptional education
to a diverse group of learners.”
DePaul’s Board of Trustees is responsible for shaping the strategies that
best promote the fulfillment of the university’s mission and values.
Learn more about DePaul’s newest trustees:
Michael de Anda
Michael de Anda is the founder of the San Francisco based investment firm
de Anda Capital LLC, which focuses on partnerships with management in
early-stage investments and middle-market acquisitions. Michael began his
career in accounting, earning his CPA and working at McGladrey, now known
as RSM. He has a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from DePaul University
and later earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.
Jenny Fortner is the recently retired director of impact and engagement for
the Goldman Sachs Philanthropy Fund. In this role, she helped advisors and
clients develop their charitable efforts and amplify their impact in the
community. During her 24 years at Goldman Sachs, Jenny worked as a
financial advisor and co-founded both the Goldman Sachs Chicago Women’s
Network and the Goldman Sachs Chicago Diversity Network. She has a
bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Chicago, where she
was inducted into their Athletics Hall of Fame for competing on the women’s
varsity basketball team. She is a proud past Doug Bruno basketball camper
and coach, and currently, coaches a girl’s basketball team in the South
Suburbs. Jenny also has a passion for the Special Olympics and was
connected to DePaul through its service to the organization during the
Special Olympics 50th Anniversary in Chicago, which she co-chaired.
Aristotle Halikias is chairman of the board and CEO of Republic Bancorp,
the financial holding company for Republic Bank & Trust Company and
Republic Bank. He also is the president and chief executive officer for
Intercontinental International Real Estate Investment Company. He has a
bachelor’s degree from DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business.
Stephanie Bryan Kangas
Stephanie Bryan Kangas is the director of philanthropy and development at
the NeuroBalance Center in Barrington, IL. As a nonprofit public charity,
the NeuroBalance Center provides adaptive fitness, rehabilitation and
health and wellness services for those living with chronic, degenerative
conditions that threaten independence. She has a master’s degree in public
health from Benedictine University and a bachelor’s degree in English
literature from DePaul University.
Haydee Olinger is a senior advisor with BarkerGilmore, an executive search
firm based in New York. Before joining BarkerGilmore, she spent more than
three decades at McDonald’s Corporation, most recently as global chief
compliance officer. She has a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a Juris
Doctor from DePaul University. She also has a master’s degree in leadership
and business ethics from Duquesne University.
More about DePaul’s trustees is