Executive Vice President

Illinois, United States
Salary Not specified
Mar 05, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

DePaul University, Executive Vice President


Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission, which follows the teachings of St. Vincent de Paul, DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic institution of higher education. It also is the largest private university in the Midwest. As a Vincentian and Catholic university, DePaul is a mission-driven institution committed to providing superior higher education to all, especially segments of society that previously have not had access to it, including first-generation college students, immigrants and other underserved and underrepresented groups.


To further this mission, DePaul seeks a proven leader to serve as its executive vice president —the chief operating officer and chief financial officer for the university. 


A Carnegie doctoral/research institution, DePaul serves approximately 22,000 full- and part-time students. DePaul’s Catholic, Vincentian and urban character distinguishes it from other universities. Its 882 full-time and approximately 1,500 adjunct faculty members pursue the preservation, enrichment and transmission of knowledge and culture across a broad scope of academic disciplines. With one campus in the heart of Chicago’s business district and another in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, the university’s location in a world-class city offers extensive learning and service opportunities for students, faculty and staff. About 62 percent of DePaul’s 195,500 living alumni reside in the Chicago metropolitan area.


The EVP is appointed by the Board of Trustees and reports directly to the president. The EVP serves as a member of the president’s cabinet.


The successful candidate will understand and promote the mission and values of the university in support of the institution’s Catholic, Vincentian and urban identity. The EVP will work closely with the provost, deans and the faculty to ensure the adequacy and primacy of spending in direct and indirect support of the academic enterprise. The EVP will have a demonstrated track record of personal and professional integrity and a collaborative management style with experience in leveraging diversity as an institutional asset.


The EVP will be responsible for directing and managing several operational areas that include but are not limited to strategic capital and financial planning, facility and real estate management, treasury services, human resource development, and risk management (including compliance and internal audit). This position will coordinate activities of the operational vice presidents, ensuring efficient management of physical plant and property, finance, treasury, accounting and human resources.


To review the position specification, please click here:  DePaul EVP Prospectus. Nominations, inquiries and expressions of interest should be directed to: DePaul@russellreynolds.com

DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.

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