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Donald J. Guter
President and Dean
Houston College of Law
Rear Admiral, JAGC, U.S. Navy (Ret.)

“ . . . The credit belongs to the man . . . who spends himself for a worthy cause . . . ”

— Theodore Roosevelt

Duquesne University, J.D., 1977
Duquesne University Dean's Career Achievement Award, March 2001
University of Colorado, B.A., 1970

Areas of Expertise: national security law, military law, legal education

Donald J. Guter is the president and dean of Houston’s oldest law school, Houston College of Law. 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. He currently chairs the American Bar Association’s standing committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel and is an Outside Director on the Board of TYCO Corporation. 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.

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Email: dguter@stcl.edu

Phone: 713.646.1899

Office: 232T

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