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Dr. Gabriel Esteban, president-elect of DePaul University, and Jim Ryan, board of trustee member and chair of the presidential search committee, share a laugh over tie colors during lunch as they join faculty and staff at Cortelyou Commons Thursday, February 16, 2017, on the Lincoln Park Campus. Dr. Esteban was named the university’s 12th president during a day of welcoming events at both the Loop and Lincoln Park Campuses. Esteban will succeed the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., who has served as president since July 2004 and was recently named the executive vice president and chief operations officer at Ascension, a faith-based health care organization. (DePaul University/Jamie Moncrief)