Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at Texas Christian University, has appointed Daniel Pullin as the John V. Roach Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation for the Neeley School of Business.
Pullin has served as dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma since 2014. Among his many successes, he is credited with growing the College’s graduate program enrollment by 50 percent in five years and delivering high impact and cross-disciplinary degree options to enhance academic rigor. He positioned the university as an economic engine for Oklahoma by connecting OU initiatives in entrepreneurial discovery, education and new venture creation, resulting in a culture of innovation across all OU campuses.
As dean, Pullin’s primary responsibilities will encompass enhancing the profile of undergraduate and graduate programs to maintain the school’s upward trajectory. He will also help define and cultivate academic excellence among Neeley students and faculty, enhance the school’s diversity and inclusion initiatives in tandem with the university’s vision and strategic plans, and serve as a steward to both TCU and its business community partners.
“The Neeley School of Business is continuously recognized for its outstanding educational programs and high-quality graduates, and Daniel’s proven track record, leadership style and financial aptitude are the perfect complements,” said Dahlberg.
Pullin earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from Harvard Business School before returning to Oklahoma to earn a Juris Doctor. He is an active member of numerous professional boards and advisory groups, including Engage Learning, the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation, Norman Economic Development Coalition, Norman, Oklahoma, and Center City Visioning Executive Committee, among others.
Pullin will begin his tenure as dean May 31, 2019.