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The TCU Board of Trustees and Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. hosted the investiture of President Daniel W. Pullin today, formally conferring the responsibilities of the president. In recognition of long-held academic tradition, the reverent ceremonial occasion served to acknowledge the great responsibility of stewarding a timeless institution and a university legacy, as well as commemorate the first year of Pullin's presidency.  

鈥淚 am honored to be entrusted with the role of helping lead TCU into its next 150 years,鈥 Pullin said. 鈥淭CU's vision of academic excellence and unrivaled student experience is a shared goal to which the entire Horned Frog community contributes. I look forward to working alongside Chancellor Boschini and all TCU leaders to ensure we reach our next level of distinction.鈥

The President seized the opportunity to inspire the campus community to dream big for TCU鈥檚 next 150 years and reaffirm the university's commitment to innovation, inclusion and community engagement. 

鈥淎s we work together to Lead On, we are grateful for and strengthened by President Pullin鈥檚 dynamic leadership, innovative spirit and dedicated service,鈥 Boschini said. 鈥淚n a season of milestone celebrations, the investiture further celebrates our tradition of excellence and underscores the importance of our shared values as a community that strives for impact and the greater good.鈥

The Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU hosted a full house for the ceremony including: TCU leaders; Fort Worth and Tarrant County community leaders; representatives from fellow Big 12 Conference universities and local universities; students, faculty and staff; the families of Pullin and Boschini; and other invited special guests. Academic regalia were introduced to TCU鈥檚 existing ceremonial items used in university events, the Mace and Flame of Knowledge. The president鈥檚 academic regalia now includes a presidential sash and pewter pin depicting Frog Fountain, given by Boschini and the Board of Trustees in recognition of Pullin鈥檚 leadership. 

鈥溓炎邮悠 has a history of excellence and innovation,鈥 Kit Tennison Moncrief, board chair, said. 鈥淲e are excited to welcome President Pullin as a leader who embodies these qualities and look forward to working with him and Chancellor Boschini to envision the next 150 years of TCU.鈥 

Pullin was first announced as the new president in December 2022 and began his presidential tenure in February 2023 during TCU's 150th anniversary. Working closely with the chancellor and other senior leadership, Pullin infuses operational expertise and strategic planning with innovation to support the university's growth, academic mission, vision and values. In addition to operational management, his executive leadership and experience support and expand TCU's focus on key goals, including academic excellence and reputation, student engagement and a culture of belonging.  Get to know the President in his .

Pullin is the first president to serve under the current chancellor, but TCU has had other presidents in its history. . 

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