TCU finds first university president at Neeley School of Business



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By Katherine Lester, Managing Editor

TCU finished its search for the first President of the university in its own backyard.

The Advisory Committee chose current John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business, Daniel Pullin.

Chancellor Victor Boschini sent an email on Monday to the TCU community announcing the decision. Pullin stood out from a pool of candidates spanning the country, Boschini wrote.

Community feedback was key in helping us solidify our vision for this role, I am exceedingly proud that we had the talent right here at TCU, ready to serve our community with even greater impact.

— Chancellor Victor Boschini

Pullin has worked at TCU for the past four years, leading the Neeley School of Business to continued success. Poets & Quants ranked the Neeley school the highest of all undergraduate business schools in Texas at the beginning of 2022. In addition to serving as Dean of the college, Pullin taught as a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation.

In his new role as President, Pullin will work closely with the Chancellor and the cabinet starting Feb. 1, 2023. He will be “responsible for overall operations supporting and enhancing the university’s academic mission,” according to the announcement from TCU.

Pullin’s position was created to shift some responsibilities within the university’s administrative roles. The president will manage more of the university’s academic affairs so Chancellor Boschini can spend more time on fundraising, Sheryl Adkins-Green, head of the advisory committee, said earlier this fall.

The search for TCU’s new president began on August 31 and lasted throughout the fall semester. The university held various listening sessions for students, faculty and staff to ask questions about what the new role would look like.