Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, Ed.D – 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leader Awardee


Rev. Dennis Holtschneider, Ed.D

DePaul University
Harvard University

Since his inauguration, Holtschneider has led the successful completion of the university’s prior strategic plan and creation of its current six-year plan. His leadership stems from a range of higher education experiences including administrator at St. John’s University, assistant dean of Notre Dame College, and associate dean of the university’s college of liberal arts and sciences. He also served as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Niagara University. Adding research to experience, Holtschneider led two national studies of examining trends in governance and leadership in American Catholic colleges and universities.He is the author of a book and articles on U.S. and Catholic higher education, a consultant, speaker, and case researcher, and writer for Harvard’s schools of education, medicine and public health. Holtschneider serves on many committees and boards. He studied for the priesthood at Mary Immaculate Seminary in Northampton, Pa., and was ordained in 1989.