Texas Christian University announced that Daniel Pullin, John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business, has been named TCU president.
President Pullin will begin his new position Feb. 1, 2023. His appointment comes after a national search of talented candidates. TCU students, faculty and staff provided input and feedback throughout the search.
“Daniel is an inspiring leader and cares deeply about our community, which has been built upon academic excellence and an unmatched student experience,” Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. said. “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.”
In addition to serving as dean, Pullin is also a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation. Since joining TCU in 2019, he has utilized his combined experience in higher education across multiple roles, as well as an early foundation in leading corporations and private industry to serve as a steward for the Neeley School. Under Pullin’s leadership, TCU Neeley has driven dynamic faculty and staff growth and curriculum innovation; earned increased national visibility and rankings; realized development success; built community and civic engagement; and has placed an unmistakable focus on inclusive excellence.
“I am honored and humbled to be appointed the incoming president for Texas Christian University. 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.
“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!”
As TCU president, Pullin will report to the chancellor and is responsible for overall operations supporting and enhancing the university’s academic mission. He will provide executive leadership to advance the mission, vision and values of TCU.
“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,” Chancellor 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.”
A TCU Presidential Transition Team, led by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Kathy Cavins-Tull, will be appointed to help plan and prepare for the Investiture of the TCU president to take place in early fall 2023.
Prior to joining TCU Neeley School of Business, Pullin was the dean of the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma (OU), where he also served as university vice president. Before transitioning to higher education, Pullin worked for global consultancy McKinsey & Company and the private equity firm Hicks Muse Tate & Furst and its portfolio companies.
Pullin earned his undergraduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma and MBA from Harvard Business School before returning to OU to earn a Juris Doctor degree.