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Kathryn Stieber

  • Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
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  • Attorney
  • (312) 362-8564

Kathryn Stieber is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of DePaul University, which she joined in September 2005. She works closely with DePaul's Board of Trustees, its President, Provost, Executive Vice President and other officers.

As General Counsel, Kathy leads a team of five attorneys with expertise and experience in a variety of subjects relevant to higher education. Together they provide advice and counsel on a myriad of legal issues, including corporate governance, compliance, canon law, tax law, real estate, bond financing, employment, employee benefits, athletics, litigation, contracts, intellectual property, sponsored research, constitutional law and higher education regulations.  Her office also leads the policy review process at the university.

As secretary, she is an executive officer of the university, leading the team that manages and facilitates the business of DePaul's Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining DePaul, Kathy was an associate in the Labor and Employment section of Jones Day and served as a law clerk to the United States Magistrate Judge Jane J. Boyle (N.D. Tex.).  Kathy received her J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University School of Law and she received her B.A. from Northwestern University.


  • Employment Law
  • Employee Benefits
  • Litigation
  • Crisis Management
  • University Governance