TCU Elects First President Since 1990s


Daniel Pullin | Image by James Anger/TCU Marketing & Communications

Texas Christian University (TCU) announced on Monday that Daniel Pullin, who has been employed by the university for four years, will serve as the first university president in nearly 30 years.

Pullin started at TCU as a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation in 2019 before serving as head of the Neeley School of Business.

“Four years ago, this community welcomed me and my family with the kindness and generosity that only Horned Frogs can offer. I’m grateful for the opportunity to serve TCU in a greater capacity, as I’ve seen firsthand the transformational power of what a TCU education can provide,” said Pullin.

Before coming to TCU, Pullin served as the dean of the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma. As president, Pullin will report directly to Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.

“Daniel will work closely with me and the cabinet to help usher in a new era for TCU under the exciting spotlight of TCU’s Sesquicentennial year,” Boschini said.

“This includes maintaining the level of excellence for which our community is known, especially our culture of belonging, academic impact, and engagement. We share this focus on investing in our people and our community,” Boschini continued.

As president, Pullin will be responsible for using his leadership to support and enhance the academic mission at TCU.

“Daniel is an inspiring leader and cares deeply about our community, which has been built upon academic excellence and an unmatched student experience,” Boschini suggested. “For the past four years he has been passionate about his role as John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business, and he will use that same energy and expansive vision to make an impact as TCU’s president.”

Candidates from around the country were interviewed for the position, and both students and faculty were able to provide feedback during the process. TCU officials say the university has not had a president since the mid-90s when the position was transitioned to the current chancellor.

Pullin, who will step into the position of president on February 1, said, “TCU’s leadership has a shared vision of academic excellence, belonging, and an unrivaled student experience for our Horned Frog students. Chancellor Boschini’s leadership has inspired a generation of students and I’m excited to work with Victor and my colleagues to carry that into TCU’s future. Go Frogs!”

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