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LAS Advisory Council

  • Chair
  • Vice-Chair
  • Council Members
  • Faculty & Staff

Chair

John B. Ward, President
First American Bank

Vice-Chair

Mitchell B. Goldberg, Esq., LAS ‘96, JD ‘99
Partner, Lawrence Kamin Saunders & Uhlenhop, LLC

Council Members

Theodore Aldrich, LAS ‘92, President & COO
Delaware Place Bank

Joseph C. Cappo, LAS ‘57, Adjunct Professor
DePaul University

Paul Chadha, LAS ‘99, Attorney
Accenture

Tully R. Davia, LAS ‘70, Sales
Half the Energy LLC

Eric Davis, Chief Strategic Officer
D&J Entertainment Holdings LLC

Susan deCordova

Michael W. Duffee, LAS ‘74, Partner
Thompson Coburn, LLP

John Jaros, Jr.,PhD, LAS ‘53, MA ‘62

John J. McNicholas, CSH'80
McNicholas and Associates

Christopher B. Meister, MA ‘87, Executive Director
Illinois Finance Authority

Mr. Martin M. O'Connor, LAS ‘91, Owner
Oaks & Acorns

William E. O'Connor, LAS ‘74, MBA ‘79, President
B&W Windows Fashions

John S. Paraszczak, BUS ‘72, MBA ‘76, President & CEO
Remet Corporation

Daisy Pireh CSH ’84, Sr. Research Chemist
Abbott Laboratories

Roberto G. Romo LAS ’82, Senior Program Officer
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation

Gregory G. Thiess LAS ’76, Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Carus Corporation

John F. Ward, JD ‘66

Faculty & Staff

Guillermo Vasquez de Velasco, PhD, Dean
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
gvv@depaul.edu

Cathy O’Brien
Executive Assistant to the Dean
(773) 325-1859
cobrien7@depaul.edu

Warren Schultz, PhD
Associate Dean 
wschultz@depaul.edu

John Shanahan, PhD
Associate Dean  
jshanah1@depaul.edu 

Shaija Sharma, PhD
Associate Dean
ssharma@depaul.edu

Sara Miller-Acosta
Associate Vice President, Office of Advancement
smillera@depaul.edu

Paula Starkey, Director of Development
Office of Advancement