|Victor J. Boschini, Jr.|
Texas Christian University
2003 – Present
Victor J. Boschini, Jr., is the current chancellor at Texas Christian University. He assumed office as the university's tenth chancellor on June 1, 2003. He also holds the rank of professor of education.
Boschini came to TCU after serving as president of Illinois State University from 1999 to 2003. At Illinois State, Boschini also was associate professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations in the College of Education and taught a class each semester throughout his presidency. In addition, Boschini was a member of the board of directors of the Illinois Campus Compact, a coalition of college and university presidents committed to helping students develop the values and skills of citizenship through participation in public and community service. From 1997 to 1999, Boschini served as Illinois State's vice president for Student Affairs.
Prior to his tenure at Illinois State, he was associate provost at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana, and also taught in Butler's College of Education. He previously spent eight years at Indiana University in various administrative posts, as well as teaching in the university's School of Education.
Boschini serves on the board of the State Farm Company Mutual Funds, as well as on the boards of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and the Van Cliburn Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Brite Divinity School. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Victor, Sr., and Elizabeth Boschini, Boschini received his bachelor's degree from Mount Union College in 1978. He was awarded a Master of Arts degree in personnel from Bowling Green State University in 1979. His doctorate was awarded to him at Indiana University in 1989 in higher education administration.
Boschini is married to the former Megan McAuliffe of St. Louis, Missouri. They have four children: Elizabeth Anne (1987), Mary Catherine (1989), Edward Mark (1994), and Margaret Ellen (1995).
In early March, 2011, Boschini was elected to the board of trustees of one of the most prestigious national associations in American higher education, the American Council on Education (ACE). The most prominent leading university presidents serve on the ACE governing board, and this is where they meet to consider the most serious issues facing them. The ACE also deals with critical issues and problems related to broadening American access to a university education. This includes adequate funding for need-based financial aid, and proposed regulations to control pricing at institutions at a time when they are struggling to maintain quality while containing expenses. Boschini's term will continue through 2019.