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Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
Sadler Hall 4001
(817) 257-7783
v.boschini@tcu.edu

The Chancellor is an active leader who cultivates a spirit of community and kindness throughout TCU. The University’s students and 2,000-plus employees know him as being personable and approachable.

 

Advancing TCU

Dr. Boschini is TCU’s tenth chancellor. He has the privilege of working for TCU during a period of unprecedented support from alumni, parents and friends that has enabled the University to create a world-class, values-centered college experience for its approximately 10,000 students. He can also still be found in the classroom teaching a freshman course each year in the College of Education, where he holds the rank of professor.

I appreciate that the Chancellor is approachable and makes himself available, especially to students. In all the things he’s responsible for, he maintains that students are our priority. — Zoranna Jones, Ph.D., Staff Member

Working in concert with the TCU Board of Trustees, members from across the campus community launched the Vision in Action strategic process that served as the map for growth and development on TCU campus. An impressive agenda was funded by the $434 million Campaign for TCU, resulting in the doubling of scholarship support for talented and deserving undergraduates and construction of more than a dozen academic facilities and residence halls.

The next phase of strategic plans articulated in Vision in Action: The Academy of Tomorrow has ushered in more innovative programs with a focus on people and programs. Accomplishments include:

  • New Brown-Lupton University Union and Campus Commons
  • Renovation of Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Construction of Intellectual Commons on the east side of campus
  • Establishment of John V. Roach Honors College
  • Membership in Big 12 Conference
  • New M.D. School in collaboration with UNT Health Science Center
  • Renovation of the Daniel-Meyer Athletic Complex featuring the Ed and Rae Schollmaier Coliseum

The campus is currently undergoing a new phase of strategic planning, Vision in Action: Lead On. Dr. Boschini has championed the efforts and is empowering the campus community to help move TCU forward into the next era. During Dr. Boschini’s tenure, the TCU landscape has been transformed. The student population has increased as well as the number of out-of-state students attending TCU. Faculty and staff have been added over the years to provide support services and maintain a low student-faculty ratio. Dr. Boschini continues to advocate for creating an environment that celebrates diversity and strives for equity and inclusion in all areas.  Efforts remain focused on augmenting a culture of connection that defines TCU. In recognition of its connection culture, TCU has been rated as a “Great Place to Work” for the past eight years by The Chronicle of Higher Education. TCU continues on its quest to be a world-class, values-centered University.

From my perspective, the Chancellor leads with a servant’s heart. I believe his main concern is student success and his expectations are that faculty/staff focus on that goal.
— Sue McClellan, Student Affairs
  • President and associate professor of education, Illinois State University, 1999-2003
  • Vice president for student affairs, Illinois State University, 1997-1999
  • Associate provost, Butler University, 1990-1997
  • Administrative posts, Indiana University, 1984-1990
  • Past President, Board of Directors, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT)
  • Past Chair, Board of Directors, National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU)
  • Past Chair, Executive Board, Mountain West Conference
  • Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  • Van Cliburn Foundation
  • State Farm Company Mutual Funds
  • Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the organization that selects and supervises Fulbright Scholars
  • Moncrief Cancer Institute Board
  • Trustee, University of Mount Union
  • Big 12 Representative, NCAA Presidential Forum

The Chancellor and his family. Sara Donaldson Photograph |

While working at DePauw University, Victor Boschini’s life changed when he met Megan McAuliffe. They married in 1984 while she was completing her master’s degree at St. Louis University.  He credits Megan for making him a better person and for inspiring him to be the leader he is today. Together they have four children: TCU graduates Elizabeth Anne, Mary Catherine, and Edward Mark; and Margaret Ellen.

Since moving to Fort Worth more than 15 years ago, Victor and Megan have been involved in just about every aspect of TCU. Currently, they are working to help advance the University through the current campaign for financial support. They’ve also been instrumental in revitalizing the physical campus.

Like her husband, Megan is involved in a variety of activities in the city of Fort Worth. Currently, she serves on the Board for Gill Charity, Inc. She is also committed to enhancing what is known as The TCU Experience for each student. Her visibility on campus and in the community at large serves as a vivid reminder that she is dedicated to the forward momentum of the University. Regarded by the University’s alumni and supporters as the consummate first lady, Megan represents TCU in a unique fashion and in a variety of settings.

Dr. and Mrs. Boschini are members of the Addison & Randolph Clark Society at the Centurion level, members of the Chancellor’s Council, and members of the TCU Frog Club. Both can be found at a variety of events across campus on any given day. They also spend a considerable amount of time traveling across the state and country, advocating for TCU.

Chancellor Victor Boschini and his wife, Megan

  • Bachelor’s degree, Mount Union College
  • Master of Arts degree in personnel, Bowling Green State University
  • Doctorate in higher education administration, Indiana University