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Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership

The Michael R. Ferrari Award for Distinguished University Service and Leadership

The Ferrari Award was established by the Texas Christian University Board of Trustees to honor Dr. Michael R. Ferrari for his leadership as TCU’s ninth chancellor. Chancellor Emeritus Ferrari led TCU from July 1998 through May 2003. He held the faculty rank as Professor of Management at TCU and was cited for his efforts to involve the Fort Worth community in the life of the University through the TCU Commission on the Future. His academic research was focused on strategic planning in higher education, computing and information technology, institutional renewal and revitalization, and academic-industry economic development partnerships.

The Ferrari Award carries with a prize of $5,000 which is awarded to the winner by the Chancellor at the University’s Opening Luncheon in August. A photo gallery of recipients is on display on the second floor of the Mary Couts Burnett Library.

Nominations for the Michael R. Ferrari Award
are now closed.

Thank you for participating.


Past Recipients

Theresa Gaul
Dr. Theresa Gaul

Professor of English
Academic Affairs
Mike Butler
Dr. Michael Butler

Associate Professor and Associate of Dean Economics
Academic Affairs
Chuck Dunning
Mr. Chuck Dunning

Director of the Senior Year Experience
Student Affairs
Victoria Herrera
Ms. Victoria Herrera

Undergraduate Admissions Counselor
Academic Affairs
Ebony Rose
Ms. Ebony Rose

Director of TCU Student Organizations
Student Affairs
Shawn Worthen
Mr. Shawn Worthen
Associate Athletic Director of Academic Services
Sarah Robbins
Dr. Sarah Robbins
Acting Dean of the John V. Roach Honors College
Lorraine Sherley Professor of American Literature
Jeffrey C. Geider
Mr. Jeffrey C. Geider

William Watt Matthews Director
TCU Institute of Ranch Management
Lynn Flahive
Dr. Lynn Flahive

Assistant Professor and Miller Speech & Hearing Clinic Director
Jane Kucko
Dr. Jane Kucko

Director of Center for International Studies: TCU Abroad
Will Stallworth
Mr. Will Stallworth

Associate Vice Chancellor for Facilities
Keith Whitworth
Dr. Keith Whitworth

Professor of Sociology & Anthropology
Tara Perez
Ms. Tara Perez

Physical Plant
Leo Munson
Dr. Leo Munson

Associate Provost
Academic Affairs
Jose Feghali
Mr. Jose Feghali

1985 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition Gold medalist,
TCU artist-in-residence and professor of music
Edward McNertney
Dr. Edward McNertney

Associate Professor of Economics

Ferrari Award Selection Committee


Ms. Sheri Miller
Office of the Chancellor


Dr. Susan Weeks
Academic Affairs

Dr. Newell Williams
Brite Divinity School

Ms. Terry Haney
Finance and Administration

Ms. Pam Hartwell
Human Resources

Mr. Mike Sinquefield
Intercollegiate Athletics

Ms. Holly Ellman
Marketing and Communication

Ms. Sue McClellan
Student Affairs

Mr. Dennis Alexander
University Advancement