CHICAGO — DePaul University has elected William “Bill” Kusack to its 45-member board of trustees. Kusack, a managing director at JPMorgan Capital Corporation, earned an MBA in finance in 1978 from DePaul’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.
Kusack also serves on DePaul’s Richard H. Driehaus College of Business advisory council and the department of finance advisory board.
“Bill’s leadership of the finance department advisory board has already made a true difference in the life of the university. We’re grateful to now have his expertise at the board deliberations,” said the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., DePaul’s president.
Kusack joined First Chicago Leasing Corporation (the predecessor to JPMorgan Capital Corporation) in 1975 to help build the business of investing in tax-oriented equipment leases.
He has held various positions of increasing responsibility at JPMorgan Capital Corporation, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of JPMorgan Chase. Today, Kusack is part of a management team responsible for a portfolio comprised of equipment leases, alternative energy programs and affordable housing projects.
Kusack, who earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer, Ind., is a CPA in Illinois. He spent nearly five years in public accounting with Arthur Andersen & Co. before joining First Chicago Leasing Corporation.
DePaul University’s Board of Trustees is responsible for approving strategies to best fulfill the university’s mission and values. With more than 24,500 students and about 300 academic programs, DePaul is the largest Catholic university in the United States and the largest private, nonprofit university in the Midwest. It is nationally recognized for incorporating service learning throughout its curriculum and preparing its graduates for a global economy.
DePaul was founded in Chicago in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentians), a Roman Catholic religious community dedicated to following the ideals of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century priest for whom the university is named. DePaul’s tradition of providing a quality education to students from a broad range of backgrounds, with particular attention to first-generation students, has resulted in one of the nation’s most diverse student bodies. More information is at www.depaul.edu.