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DePaul officially launches process for hiring new athletic director

DePaul athletics director Jean Lenti Ponsetto will retire this summer. Lenti Ponsetto has been DePaul's AD since 2002.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 25, 2020

When Jean Lenti Ponsetto announced on June 5 that she will be retiring this summer, President A. Gabriel Esteban promised to conduct a national search for a new athletic director.  On Thursday, DePaul took the first steps of starting that search by forming a search committee and hiring DHR International...

COLUMN: Pressure is now on President Esteban to hire the right athletic director

President Esteban speaking at 2019's State of the University address.

Lawrence Kreymer, Sports Editor

June 23, 2020

It has been nearly three years since A. Gabriel Esteban took over from Dennis H. Holtschneider as DePaul’s president. During these three years, several facets of the university have experienced plenty of changes under Esteban — except the athletic department. Under Esteban, the athletic department,...

Victim of police brutality misnamed in message from DePaul president about remembering black lives lost

Victim of police brutality misnamed in message from DePaul president about remembering black lives lost

Cailey Gleeson and Ella Lee

May 29, 2020

DePaul University President Gabriel Esteban misnamed Eric Garner when listing victims of violence in a statement released to students via email regarding the university’s response to George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests. “From Trayvon Martin to Eric Ferguson to Ahmaud Arbery and Bre...

DePaul expects $14m tuition revenue shortfall

President Esteban at a town hall.

Shane René, Editor-in-Chief

February 23, 2020

Since the 2019-2020 school year began, President A. Gabriel Esteban’s administration has been clear about the university’s top priority: Improve enrollment. But that won’t be so simple in the face of a $14 million tuition revenue shortfall.  This past week, Esteban hosted a Leadership Town Hall for facult...

In Brief: DePaul President’s Report highlights university successes, goals

President Esteban speaking at 2019's State of the University address.

Bianca Cseke, Online Managing Editor

January 12, 2020

DePaul President A. Gabriel Esteban released his annual President’s Report last week, highlighting the university’s accomplishments and some of its goals moving forward. For example, DePaul has new scholarships available for some incoming students. The university awarded more than 250 inco...

DePaul president clarifies goals for university’s future, lowers bar

DePaul University President A. Gabriel Esteban delivers his 2019 State of the University speech.

Ella Lee, Arts & Life Editor

November 11, 2019

At his “State of the University” address on Oct. 3, President A. Gabriel Esteban articulated a lofty goal for DePaul: break into the nation’s list of Top 50 universities in just 10 years. But in an interview with The DePaulia last week, Esteban walked back his statement, narrowing the scope of ...

Diversity ratings show inclusion efforts at DePaul fall short of real progress

Diversity ratings show inclusion efforts at DePaul fall short of real progress

Patsy Newitt, Assistant News Editor

October 14, 2019

At President A. Gabriel Esteban’s State of the University address last Thursday, faculty and staff raised questions about DePaul’s addressing of diversity, specifically with regard to the recently released results of a climate survey that showed declining ratings of diversity by faculty and staff...

Esteban talks longevity, university finances and enrollment

President A. Gabriel Esteban took the stage at the Holtschneider Preformance Center to deliver a 45-minute state of the university address to faculty and staff on Thursday Oct. 4.

Carina Smith, News Editor

October 8, 2018

Correction: In the print version of this story, The DePaulia misattributed the photo credit. The photo was taken by Laycie Dressler. President A. Gabriel Esteban addressed faculty and staff at the second State of the University address in DePaul’s history on Thursday, Oct. 4. Faculty ...

Forward thinker: President Esteban talks enrollment, endowment and hope for athletics

Forward thinker: President Esteban talks enrollment, endowment and hope for athletics

Jonathan Ballew, Benjamin Conboy, Shane Rene, News Editor, Managing Editor, Sports Editor

April 9, 2018

For the first time in its 119-year history, DePaul University has a president who is not a Vincentian priest. President A. Gabriel Esteban, 55, brings a fresh vision to the university after the resignation of Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, C.M. last fall. Esteban represents a shifting focus for the university, transiti...

Letter to Esteban

Letter to Esteban

March 12, 2018

9:52 a.m. on March 6 Dear President Esteban, Please include me on any list of potential donors you have who will start contributing funds back to the university once a new Athletic Director is installed and the Men's Basketball team is once again made a priority. We are about to embark on the 14th...

Photo highlights: University celebrates President Esteban’s inauguration

(Konrad Markowski/The DePaulia)

Konrad Markowski, Staff Photographer

December 5, 2017

On Sunday, Nov. 19 Gabriel Esteban was officially sworn in as the 12th president of the University. DePaul held an inauguration at Navy Pier as a celebration to the new president.

Letter to the editor: President Esteban goes above and beyond

DePaul University President A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D., and his wife, Josephine, greet students in Pritzker Park on State Street Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. 
(Jamie Moncrief/DePaul University)

Matthew Verive

November 13, 2017

Dear Editor, Yesterday, one of my friends shared a DePaulia Letter to the Editor on Facebook entitled “President Esteban lacks connection with students.” I was deeply concerned at how this student worker experienced the president’s visit and portrayed him and his wife, and would like to shar...

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