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DePauw University Alumnus Greg Sissel '94 Named Chair-Elect of Board of Trustees  

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DePauw University is proud to announce the appointment of Gregory A. Sissel ‘94 as the Chair-Elect of the University's Board of Trustees. Sissel, a distinguished alumnus and Managing Director at Platte River Equity, will assume the role of Chair of the Board in 2025, succeeding the current Chair, Doug I. Smith ‘85.

Over the last fifteen years, Sissel has exemplified service to the University, serving on the Board of Trustees since 2014 and as Chair of the Business and Financial Affairs Committee since 2022. He also served on the National Campaign Committee from 2015 to 2019, the Presidential Search Committee from 2019 to 2020 and the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees since 2020. In addition, Sissel was on the DePauw Board of Visitors from 2009 to 2012.

Sissel graduated summa cum laude from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a German minor, and he holds an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. His 30-year professional career has been focused in finance and private equity investing, including co-founding Platte River Equity, a Denver-based industrial-focused private equity firm. He also held positions at Vestar Capital Partners, William Blair Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs.

“I am deeply honored to be named Chair-Elect of the DePauw University Board of Trustees,” said Sissel. “DePauw has had a profound impact on my personal and professional journey, and I am thrilled to have the opportunity to give back to this special institution. I look forward to continuing to work closely with Dr. White and the entire DePauw community to ensure that the University continues to provide an exceptional educational experience for generations to come.”

“Greg’s appointment as Chair-elect is a testament to his exceptional leadership and dedication to DePauw,” said President White. “ His deep commitment to liberal arts education combined with his background and expertise in the factors that influence organizational success will be invaluable as we navigate the exciting opportunities ahead for DePauw.”

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