TCU's New Neeley Dean Comes to Fort Worth from University of Oklahoma

Daniel Pullin TCU Neeley School of Business University of Oklahoma

TCU has named Daniel Pullin, dean of the University of Oklahoma’s College of Business, to be new dean of the Neeley School of Business, replacing Homer Erekson, who’s retiring.

Pullin is Neeley’s new John V. Roach Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Teresa Abi-Nader Dahlberg, provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at TCU, announced. He will join the university May 31.

As dean of the Michael F. Price College of Business at the University of Oklahoma since 2014, Pullin 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,” TCU said. “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.”

TCU said Pullin’s primary responsibilities as new dean “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.”

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.