Joe Angeles/Washington University in St. Louis

Greetings to our DePauw Community, Families and Future Tigers,

Transitioning to a university presidency during the 2020-21 academic year—one marked by a pandemic, social distancing and mask-wearing—certainly presented challenges for which there were no playbooks. My liberal arts degrees in psychology and English—the ability to understand why and how people behave and respond in particular ways and during crisis situations, to analyze and synthesize complex problems and to communicate effectively, have been an important foundation for my success as a leader. The pandemic has reinforced the value of a liberal arts and sciences education — one that develops the skills and experiences to be well positioned for success regardless of the circumstances and to pivot when the world changes unexpectedly, as it did last year.

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Contact Office of the President

Studebaker Administration Building
313 South Locust Street
Greencastle, IN 46135

P: (765) 658-4220
F: (765) 658-4052
E: president@depauw.edu
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Board of Trustees & Leadership

Leadership & Boards

The president -- who reports to the Board of Trustees -- and Cabinet work collaboratively with and are advised and informed internally by faculty and staff governance groups. A Board of Visitors provides external counsel.

Presidential Communications

A collection of key messages and commentary from the DePauw administration. Includes emails regarding university-wide programs and messages intended for students and employees of DePauw University.