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President Pullin’s focuses for TCU’s next 50 years

President Pullin’s sign outside of Rees-Jones Hall on Feb. 9, 2023 (Sydney Brunson/TCU 360).

TCU President Daniel Pullin announced in a university town hall that he will emphasize five different categories to expand the scope and success of the university. 

Following five years of teaching at TCU’s Neeley School of Business, Pullin has taken up a new role as the university’s president and plans to focus on the future success of the institution. 

With one of the nation’s largest endowments of $2.6 billion, Pullin plans to emphasize sustainability by pushing most of the funds toward financial aid and scholarships as well as encouraging study abroad. 

Pullin is also looking to “grow responsibly” as the university continues to expand with two new dorms, a dining hall and a new athletic training and performance center. 

Talent is the next emerging matter of urgency for the new leader of the university. Pullin said the true assets of TCU are the students, faulty, staff and alumni. To secure the success of each group, he plans to ensure proper compensation for faculty and staff as well as pouring into scholarships for students. 

The academic profile of the university is of grave importance for Pullin as he believes the value of a TCU degree can be increased through pouring more into various academic programs on campus, with an emphasis on research. 

Pullin emphasized that by investing in the success of students across campus, students are set up for achievements during their time at TCU and beyond. 

The last main priority for the president is brand reputaiton. With the success of various athletic programs in recent years, more people are able to recognize TCU, which allows for the possibility to better programs through an increase in fundraising. 

Beyond the five priorities, university officials covered other topics important to students. 

After many complaints of the lack of parking on campus for commuters, Assistant Vice Chancellor Adrian Andrews, the supervisor for public safety, announced a plan to build a parking garage on the east side of campus after losing more than 200 spots this year. 

Andrews also announced efforts to increase the number of shuttles between parking locations across campus as well as expanding the visibility of the shuttles image and student awareness.

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