Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr., Texas Christian University’s 10th Chancellor, celebrates an impactful 20 years as Chancellor in 2023, coinciding with the university’s sesquicentennial. Lead On: Celebrating 150 Years of TCU is a year-long celebration of TCU’s rich heritage, traditions and the shared spirit that connects all Horned Frogs and looks ahead to the next 150 years.
“During our 150th anniversary, we remember our past, express gratitude for our present and intentionally prepare for our future. The most important part of our celebration is the driving force behind TCU’s success — our people.”
– Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
In Chancellor Boschini’s 20 years at TCU, he has earned a renowned reputation for his visionary leadership. He and his executive team are championed for their commitment to developing TCU’s unmatched student experience, academic excellence, athletic strength, and the unique culture of connection that sets TCU apart. TCU leadership has ensured that the university has both flourished and thrived through periods of growth and prosperity, global economic uncertainties and an unprecedented pandemic.
Founded in 1873 by brothers Addison and Randolph Clark, TCU was one of the first universities west of the Mississippi River to educate both men and women. Today, TCU is a world-class, values-centered private university with a legacy of creating ethical leaders who shape and improve the world for the greater good. TCU continues its same founding spirit of inclusiveness by welcoming students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds in Fort Worth and across the globe.
TCU consistently ranks among the top universities and colleges in the nation, including being ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a top 100 national university for 13 years in a row. Students, faculty and staff from TCU’s nine schools and colleges present valuable research, scholarly activity, artistic and cultural assets, diverse talent and significant economic benefit to the region, state and world. TCU offers 117 areas of undergraduate study, 61 master’s level programs and 39 areas of doctoral study. Total enrollment stands at 12,273, including 10,523 undergraduates and 1,750 graduate students. The student/faculty ratio is 13.5:1, and 86% of TCU’s 709 full-time faculty members hold the highest degree in their discipline. The Horned Frog family consists of more than 100,000 living alumni worldwide.
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, TCU’s growth in size and national distinction is guided by its strategic plan, Vision in Action: Lead On. The strategic plan includes four goals centered on: 1) strengthening the academic profile and reputation; 2) strengthening the endowment; 3) strengthening the TCU experience and campus culture; and 4) strengthening the workforce: both employees and graduates. Key themes foundational to the strategic priorities include upholding a highly engaging TCU academic and student life experience; providing outstanding student support with an integrated and holistic student success model; and supporting diversity and inclusion initiatives to create a vibrant, innovative and welcoming community.
One of TCU’s most exceptional academic achievements in the last decade is the establishment of the Anne Burnett Marion School of Medicine. In spring 2023, the Burnett School of Medicine reached two major milestones by graduating its first class of medical doctors, followed by the awarding of full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). A new 100,000-square-foot medical education building for the school is scheduled to open in the summer of 2024, further establishing TCU as a vital partner in elevating the national profile of Fort Worth as a hub for innovation, health care and education.
In 2019, the Board of Trustees approved the community launch of the bold, $1 billion Lead On: A Campaign for TCU in support of the university’s people and programs, the most ambitious fundraising effort in 150 years. The university looks forward to celebrating the completion of the campaign in the fall of 2023. Currently, the university’s endowment is over $2.5 billion. TCU’s growing endowment and financial strength position the university for its next 150 years of educating Horned Frogs.
Over the last decade, TCU has seen vast changes to the physical campus, completing more than 35 new building and renovation projects – including the world-class Van Cliburn Concert Hall at TCU that opened in 2022. TCU’s campus footprint of 302 acres in the heart of Fort Worth consistently ranks as one of the most beautiful campuses in the country by The Princeton Review, and the facilities team is recognized nationally for the university’s exceptional grounds and athletic fields. The growth in physical space, and subsequent infrastructure development, has enabled the university to support strategic increases in enrollment and residence life.
A champion of Horned Frogs’ athletics, Chancellor Boschini is committed to TCU’s tradition of athletic excellence. TCU is proud to compete at the highest level of NCAA Division I sports and has won 20 Big 12 Conference championships since joining the league in 2012. In 2022, TCU celebrated a record-breaking football season that concluded with a trip to the College Football Playoff National Championship – the first football team in Texas to reach the playoff. TCU’s outstanding student-athletes and athletic programs, across nine sports for men and 13 for women, often serve as a “front door” to the university, strengthening TCU’s national awareness and positively benefiting its academic mission.
Chancellor Boschini and TCU First Lady Megan Boschini are actively engaged on campus and in the greater Fort Worth community. The Boschinis frequently welcome groups of alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends of TCU and board members to their home, in support of TCU’s culture of connection. They attend various campus events and activities and typically participate in Frog Camp, where they enjoy meeting new students each summer. In the past, they have accompanied incoming students to London, Paris and Seville, Washington, D.C., Savannah, New Orleans, and at home in Fort Worth. Dr. Boschini also teaches a class called The American University Experience each fall in the College of Education.
Chancellor Boschini is a member of the President’s Council of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges and sits on the boards of the Van Cliburn Foundation, Moncrief Cancer Institute, and the University of Mount Union. He is an Emeritus board member of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. He recently received recognition from the Institute of International Education with the IIE Centennial Medal and serves as a Strategic Asset for the Council on Higher Education. Chancellor Boschini has served as Chairman of the Big 12 Conference and Mountain West Conference as well as the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities.
First Lady Megan Boschini is active in various community boards and organizations and serves on the Modern Art Museum board.
Chancellor Boschini came to TCU from Illinois State University, where he served as president. Before ISU, he held administrative and teaching positions at DePauw, Butler and Indiana universities.
Chancellor and Mrs. Boschini are committed to ensuring that TCU achieves its vision as a world-class, values-centered university that offers a premier campus experience. They both believe that we share the responsibility—and the honor—to shape and transform the leaders who will shape and transform our world.
- 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
- Emeritus Trustee, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
- Van Cliburn Foundation
- Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the organization that selects and supervises Fulbright Scholars
- Trustee, University of Mount Union
- Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) Council of Presidents
- Council on Higher Education as a Strategic Asset (HESA)
While working at DePauw University, Victor Boschini’s life changed when he met Megan McAuliffe. They married in 1984 while Megan completed her master’s degree at St. Louis University. He credits Megan for making him a better person and inspiring him to be the leader he is today. Together they have four children: TCU graduates Elizabeth Anne, Mary Catherine, Edward Mark and Margaret Ellen.
Victor and Megan, who have lived in Fort Worth for over 20 years, are involved in almost every aspect of TCU. Like her husband, Megan is also involved in a variety of activities in Fort Worth. Currently, she serves on the Board for Gill Charity, Inc. Her visibility on campus and in the community is a vivid reminder of her dedication to TCU’s culture of connection. Regarded by alumni and supporters as the consummate first lady, Megan frequently hosts students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of TCU in their home, and represents TCU in a variety of settings.
Dr. and Mrs. Boschini are members of the Addison & Randolph Clark Society at the Centurion level, the Chancellor’s Council, and the TCU Frog Club. Both can be found at a variety of events across campus on any given day. They also spend considerable time traveling across the state and country, advocating for TCU.
- Bachelor’s degree, Mount Union College
- Master of Arts degree in personnel, Bowling Green State University
- Doctorate in higher education administration, Indiana University