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  • Steve Stoute, JD

    Vice President, Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff


Steve Stoute joined DePaul in June 2018 to serve as the chief of staff. In his role, Stoute serves as the university president’s senior advisor and oversees operations in the Office of the President. His responsibilities include facilitating the implementation of the university’s strategic plan, as well as serving as the liaison to the Board of Trustees on key executive matters.

An attorney and experienced leader in higher education, Stoute previously worked as an associate specializing in corporate and securities matters at Dechert LLP in Philadelphia. He also worked at Princeton University, first as an assistant director of the Princeton Varsity Club in the Department of Athletics and later as a capital giving officer in the Office of Development. He was the life skills coordinator in the Department of Athletics at the University of Southern California.

Born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, a dual-island Caribbean nation, Stoute immigrated to the United States in 2000 to attend Seton Hall University in New Jersey. At Seton Hall, Stoute played for the men's soccer team and graduated Magna cum Laude with a bachelor's in business administration. His interest in athletics led him to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he completed a master's in exercise and sport science. He earned a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

An active alumnus, Stoute previously served as the alumni representative on Seton Hall’s Board of Regents. He currently serves as a member of the Penn Law Alumni Society Board of Managers.