Beginning Tuesday, March 17 and until further notice, STCL Houston will close to outside visitors and only essential personnel will be expected to report to work. Supervisors will reach out to staff with additional information on modified operations. Staff should contact their supervisors or HR with questions. The school will provide additional updates as they become available. Please visit for updated information.

Dean and Advisory Council

Donald G. Guter
President and Dean, South Texas College of Law Houston 

Donald J. Guter is the president and dean of Houston’s oldest law school, South Texas College of Law Houston. Dean Guter is the former dean of Duquesne University School of Law in Pittsburgh where he served from 2005 through 2008. Dean Guter served in the U.S. Navy for 32 years, retiring in 2002 as a Rear Admiral, Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAGC).

He climbed the ranks of the JAG corps serving as trial counsel, legislative counsel, special counsel to the Chief of Naval Operations, and ultimately became the 37th Judge Advocate General of the Navy from 2000 – 2002. He has since served as the CEO for the Vinson Hall Corporation and the executive director of the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation. Frequently appearing in the media to discuss matters of national security and military law, he’s made appearances on network and international newscasts, print media nationwide, and radio programs.