From the Chancellor

As TCU closes its sesquicentennial, the university has a vision for the next 150 years.

Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. and President Daniel Pullin pose for a selfie with students in front of TCU’s campus mural. Photo by Amy Peterson

From the Chancellor

As TCU closes its sesquicentennial, the university has a vision for the next 150 years.

When I arrived on campus in 2003, people would ask, “What’s your vision for TCU?”

I spent my first year as Chancellor listening and observing and learned that TCU had limitless potential across the University. We’ve tapped into that potential during the last two decades by raising the University’s national profile, hiring renowned faculty and staff and nurturing a student population deemed to be the country’s happiest.

The University’s sesquicentennial reminds us of how far TCU has come. Our 302 lush and reimagined acres are home to students who are more diverse than ever in terms of background, intellectual interests and geography. No other university delivers like we do for students.

We’re resilient as individuals and strong as a community. I discovered early on that TCU’s camaraderie and connection are genuine and what make us special.

Morgan Davies ’12 felt that culture of connection when her professors rallied around her as she forged a path in deaf education, setting the stage to become an ethical entrepreneur. Read about her innovative center for deaf and hard-of-hearing children in suburban Houston.

Did you know that TCU is the longest continuously operating coeducational institution west of the Mississippi River? Learn in this issue how generations of talented women, including Cobby de Stivers, class of 1919, Vada Felder ’54 MDiv and Paige Shiring ’21 have shaped TCU.

For the past 20 years, I’ve worked closely with our dedicated Board of Trustees, who have been tireless supporters of TCU’s ascent up the national ranks. Here you’ll meet Trustee Dee J. Kelly Jr., a Fort Worth attorney and novelist whose mission is to serve the city that TCU calls home.

Our leadership team became even stronger in February when Daniel Pullin, then the John V. Roach Dean of the TCU Neeley School of Business, was named the University’s president following a national search. As you’ll read in this magazine, President Pullin brings energy, intellect and operational strategy to building an incredible future for TCU.

As we close out our sesquicentennial, I offer my deepest thanks for an unbelievable year of milestones that includes exceeding our goals for the historic Lead On campaign. Here’s to the next 150 years and all that’s to come.

Go Frogs!