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Alumni & Professional Partners

​​In the Office of Development, we work with alumni and professional partners to strengthen the mission of the College of Education (COE) and to increase the resources available to students, alumni, faculty and staff. We help faculty and staff develop, write and submit grant proposals to federal and state agencies and private foundations. This process is collaborative, as we work with several university offices (OIPR, OSPR, Advancement and Alumni Relatio​ns).

Strong partnerships

By helping the college create partnerships with community organizations and other higher education institutions, the Office of Development strengthens COE, the Chicago community and the various populations we serve. Together, we grow as an urban, multicultural, educational institution providing premiere education to our students.

Learn more about the College of Education’s Centers and Initiatives.​

A vibrant community of alumni

With nearly 18,000 ​College of Education alumni and 210,000​​​-plus alumni university-wide, DePaul’s Alumni Association and networks are active communities with graduates as near as DePaul’s campuses and as far as all points of the globe. Visit for more information, and learn more about the College of Education alumni network.

“One of the major advantages that set me apart from others was the great alumni network of DePaul graduates already working in the field. This helped me get interviews, and I believe that hiring administrators knew that anyone coming out of DePaul’s counseling program would be well trained and passionate about the field.”

Christopher (Counseling MEd ’13)

College and Career Counselor, Round Lake Area School District

Our current students rely on alumni support