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President Pullin

Daniel W. Pullin

Daniel W. Pullin, an accomplished educator, leader and innovator, was named Texas Christian University President in February 2023. With an unwavering commitment to student success, President Pullin blends his higher education experience with an early foundation in world-renowned business organizations to support and advance TCU鈥檚 mission. Following a successful commemoration of its 150th anniversary in 2023, TCU stands ready to further enhance its excellence in academics and the student experience and build upon its national reputation as a world-class, values-centered university. As President Pullin leads the charge to develop the University鈥檚 next strategic plan, he is dedicated to fostering TCU鈥檚 community of connection and engagement as Horned Frogs envision the future 鈥 together

Working closely with Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. and other senior leadership at TCU, President Pullin infuses operational expertise and strategic planning with innovation to support TCU鈥檚 mission, vision and values. In addition to strategic planning and operational oversight, his executive leadership and experience support and expand TCU鈥檚 focus on academic excellence and reputation, student engagement and success, community engagement and a culture of belonging. He is an energetic leader committed to TCU鈥檚 diverse body of students, faculty, staff, donors and alumni. In addition to serving as President, Pullin remains in the classroom as a professor of entrepreneurship and innovation.

"The TCU community has welcomed me with the kindness and generosity that only Horned Frogs can offer. I鈥檓 grateful for the opportunity to serve as President, as I鈥檝e seen first-hand the transformational power of what a TCU education can provide.

TCU鈥檚 leadership has a shared vision of academic excellence, belonging and an unrivaled student experience for our Horned Frog students. Chancellor Boschini鈥檚 leadership has inspired a generation of students and I鈥檓 excited to help carry that into TCU鈥檚 future."

In 2019, Pullin joined TCU as the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business and over the next four years, Neeley experienced dynamic faculty and staff growth and curriculum innovation, earned increased national visibility and rankings, realized development success, built community and civic engagement; and implemented an unmistakable commitment to inclusive excellence. Prior to joining TCU, Pullin was the Dean of the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma, 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. 

Honored as one of Fort Worth, lnc.鈥檚 400 Most Influential People in Fort Worth and D CEO Magazine鈥檚 500 Most Influential Business Leaders in North Texas, President Pullin has won several awards for teaching, innovation in business and academic integrity. 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.

President Pullin鈥檚 two sons, Halsey and Parker, are avid TCU fans and enjoy attending athletic and campus events with their dad.