About the Chancellor
Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
Sadler Hall 4001
Texas Christian University’s 10th Chancellor, since 2003
Professor of education - teaching one course per semester in TCU’s College of Education, since 2003
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
President's Council of The Washington Center
Moncrief Cancer Institute Board
Bachelor's degree, Mount Union College
Master of Arts degree in personnel, Bowling Green State University
Doctorate in higher education administration, Indiana University
Texas Christian University is a student-focused school. The 10th chancellor, Dr. Victor J. Boschini, Jr., has been a student-focused leader since he came here in 2003.
Chancellor Boschini's notable familiarity with students is partnered with an extraordinary spirit of hospitality cultivated by Mrs. Boschini as they entertain students, faculty, staff, alumni, and supporters of the University in their home. Both of the Boschinis are also frequent participants in scores of campus events annually. That is if they are not traveling across the state and country on behalf of the University, or attending a summer Frog Camp for incoming students in London or Paris.
Mrs. Boschini is 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. Boschini can also be found in the classroom teaching a freshman course each year in the College of Education, where he holds the rank of professor.
For the Boschinis, TCU is a family affair. Dr. and Mrs. Boschini became Horned Frog parents for the fourth time when their youngest daughter, Margaret, joined the Class of 2018.
Dr. Boschini 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 university experience for its approximately 10,000 students.
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 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
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. 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 five years by The Chronicle of Higher Education. TCU continues on its quest to be a world class, values-centered University.
Dr. Boschini came to TCU from Illinois State University, where he served as president for four years, and vice president for student affairs and associate professor for two years in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. Prior to that, he held administrative and teaching positions at DePauw, Butler and Indiana universities.
As a leader in higher education, Dr. Boschini wants to ensure that students in this state and across the nation can benefit from a university education. He recently completed his term as president of the Board of Directors of the Independent Colleges & Universities of Texas (ICUT). He also serves on the board of the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, the organization that works with the Fulbright Scholars program, and the President's Council of The Washington Center, the largest independent, nonprofit academic internship program in the United States. Previously, he chaired the National Association of Independent Colleges & Universities (NAICU), headquartered in Washington, D.C. This organization represents the interests of private colleges and universities across the country.
In addition, Dr. Boschini sits on the board of the State Farm Company Mutual Funds, as well as the boards of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, the Van Cliburn Foundation and the Moncrief Cancer Institute. Megan Boschini is also involved in a variety of activities in Fort Worth and is a frequent guest at events intended to improve the welfare of the community. She currently serves on the board of directors for Gill Charities, Inc., where she is also Board Chair. They are both committed to ensuring that they, and Texas Christian University, are active citizens of the Fort Worth community.