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About the Chancellor

Leadership is an action, not a position.
— Donald H. McGannon

The Chancellor is the chief executive officer of the University and is elected by the Board of Trustees. He is charged with the operation of the institution under and in accordance with policies established by the Board. Specifically, the Chancellor:

  • Recommends policies and overall plans to the Board
  • Assists in developing the Board of Trustee decisions
  • Makes reports and recommendations
  • Receives recommendations and appoints or delegates appointments of faculty and other key personnel
  • Represents the University in educational and other organizations
  • Assists in fundraising and in representing the University to the public
Read the Chancellor’s Biography


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I appreciate the Chancellor’s kindness and friendliness. His welcoming spirit embodies TCU’s persona and makes approaching him easy. His leadership style is a blend of democratic and transformational. — Aaron Munoz, TCU Staff Member