Daniel Pullin

Daniel Pullin Named President of Texas Christian University

Daniel Pullin, dean of OU’s Business School has accepted an appointment at Texas Christian University (TCU) as president, beginning February 1.

Pullin will report directly to Chancellor Victor Boschini for university operations. Since 2014, Pullin had served as dean of Ohio University’s Price College of Business; prior to this role he held positions with global consultancy McKinsey & Company and private equity firm Hicks Muse Tate & Furst as well as its portfolio companies.

Early Life and Education

President Pullin served as dean and professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Oklahoma’s Price College of Business for nearly seven years before moving onto global management consultancy McKinsey & Company and private equity firm Hicks Muse Tate & Furst with its portfolio companies.

Since his arrival at TCU in 2019, Pullin has utilized his experience and foundation in world-renowned businesses to guide the Neeley School of Business. Under his stewardship, faculty and staff growth and curriculum innovation has increased; national rankings improved; development successes realized; community and civic engagement developed and an unmistakable focus on inclusive excellence has been fostered.

Pullin shared his plans for TCU’s future during a meeting with students, staff and administrators. Working closely with Chancellor Victor Boschini, Pullin will combine operational expertise with strategic planning in order to support TCU’s academic mission, vision and values.

Professional Career

Texas Christian University recently conducted a nationwide search and selected Daniel Pullin as its president following an exhaustive process. Pullin currently serves as dean of the Neeley School of Business but will now oversee all operations supporting and furthering TCU’s academic mission and report to Chancellor Victor Boschini.

Pullin has spearheaded dynamic faculty and staff growth and curriculum innovation at the Neeley School of business; experienced development success; enhanced community and civic engagement efforts; and placed an unmistakable emphasis on inclusive excellence, according to a university news release.

Prior to joining TCU in 2019, he served as dean of the Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma and worked for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and private equity firm Hicks Muse Tate & Furst.

Achievement and Honors

Pullin is an enthusiastic leader who is dedicated to serving TCU’s students, faculty, staff, donors and alumni. His extensive operational management and strategic planning experience makes him the perfect candidate for this role.

He joined TCU in 2019 as John V. Roach Dean and professor of entrepreneurship and innovation at the Neeley School of Business, and has seen dynamic faculty and staff growth, curriculum innovation, increased national visibility and rankings, development successes achieved as well as community and civic engagement during his time there.

He also participated in leading a student forum following the SAE incident that reinforced TCU’s values, sporting a purple tie with purple Converse sneakers for this event.

Personal Life

Pullin has helped expand graduate program enrollment by 50% during his time as dean and provide high impact and multidisciplinary degree options. He has also achieved significant development success, strengthened community and civic engagement initiatives and established an unmistakable emphasis on inclusive excellence.

Prior to transitioning to higher education, he worked at both McKinsey & Company and Hicks Muse Tate and Furst as global consulting firms, while serving on multiple boards and coalitions and becoming licensed attorney.

Pullin will become university president on February 1, 2023 after being selected through a national search that involved students, faculty and staff at TCU. His appointment follows praise from all sectors within the university community for his “breadth of experience and accomplishments” including being John V. Roach Dean of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at Neeley School of Business at TCU.

Net Worth

Daniel Ek amassed most of his wealth through his stake in Spotify, one of the world’s most popular music streaming services. Additionally, he founded Nordic auction company Tradera which was later sold to eBay in 2006.

Pullin will serve as TCU’s new president and report directly to the chancellor. In this role, he will oversee all university operations while reporting directly to him. As per a news release from TCU, Pullin is expected to enhance their academic mission and enhance student experiences as outlined by their release. Prior to joining TCU he served as John V. Roach Dean of Neeley School of Business where graduate enrollment saw 50% growth over five years prior to TCU joining as Dean he is set to begin this new role around February 2023 he held this same role at University of Oklahoma where graduate enrollment increased 50 percent during that same time period he joined as John V Roach Dean he had seen graduate enrollment grow 50 percent in five years!

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