Rev Dennis Holtschneider, president of DePaul University, received the Vincentian Charism Award at a November 2011 celebration at All Hallows University, Ireland.  Cited for for his dedication to good governance and leadership in higher education and Catholic higher education he leads America’s largest Catholic university with more than 25,000 students. He is chairman of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities; a member of the School Board of the Archdiocese of Chicago; and a board member of the Boston College Institute for Administrators in Catholic Higher Education.

A Vincentian priest ordained in 1989, Rev Holtschneider holds degrees in mathematics, theology and a doctoral degree in higher education policy from Harvard University. His leadership and expertise stem from a broad range of higher education experiences at theVincentian College, Ozone Park in New York, the State University of New York at Buffalo, St. John’s University in Queens, N.Y Niagara University in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Rev Holtschneider has led two national studies examining trends in governance and leadership in American Catholic colleges and universities. He is the author and co-author of one book and numerous articles on U.S.higher education and Catholic higher education, as well as a frequent consultant and speaker on these topics.

Pictured receiving his award from Dr Patrick McDevitt is Rev Dennis Holtschneider, president of DePaul University.



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