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Robert L. Manuel

Robert L. Manuel

Associate Member of the Board of Directors
Representing DePaul University
President, DePaul University

Areas of Expertise: higher education, strategic planning

Robert L. Manuel began his term as DePaul University’s 13th president on Aug. 1, 2022. Rob brings more than 30 years of academic excellence in higher education to DePaul. 

As a higher education administrator, first at New York University and then at Georgetown, Rob has been recognized for his development and implementation of innovative academic programming—including graduate, undergraduate, online and customized educational programs.

Raised in the Episcopal Church, he credits his most formative religious development to his time at Le Moyne College and Georgetown University, both Catholic institutions. For the last six years, he has served as a board member at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory High School. He also has participated in a number of immersive religious experiences, including a service trip with the Jesuits to Kenya.

Rob has a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Allegheny College, a master’s degree in higher education administration from Syracuse University and a doctorate in higher education administration from New York University. He and his wife, Wilmara, are the parents of three daughters.

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