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A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD

A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD 

A. Gabriel Esteban, PhD, is the 12th president of DePaul University. He assumed the presidency of the nation’s largest Catholic university on July 1, 2017. He is the first lay leader in the university’s history.

Prior to joining DePaul, Dr. Esteban served as the president of Seton Hall University, a Catholic institution in South Orange, New Jersey. He assumed the presidency in January 2011, after serving as interim president for six months. He previously served as provost and chief academic officer of Seton Hall. Dr. Esteban also has held senior-level leadership and faculty positions at higher education institutions in Arkansas, Texas and the Philippines.

He holds a doctorate in business administration from the Graduate School of Management of the University of California, Irvine and a master’s in Japanese business studies from Chaminade University in Honolulu. Dr. Esteban earned his MBA and bachelor’s degree in mathematics from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City.

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