TCU Names New Dean for Neeley School of Business

Most recently, Craig Crossland was senior associate dean for academic programs for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

Longtime academic leader Craig Crossland has been named the John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University, Interim Provost Floyd Wormley Jr. announced. He will join TCU on June 30.

Most recently, Crossland was senior associate dean for academic programs for the Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame.

“The impressive experience and success Dr. Crossland had as a senior associate dean of the Mendoza College of Business is a winning match for TCU and the Neeley School of Business,” Wormley said in a statement. “His leadership and vision will enhance TCU Neeley’s already notable reputation for excellence in business education and innovation. Under his guidance, our business school will continue to grow as a model for student success and academic excellence locally, nationally and internationally.”

TCU said that as dean, Crossland will provide creative vision and leadership for TCU Neeley while serving as a leader across the university, the region and globally. Crossland will foster collaborative opportunities for the school, both internally and externally, to engage students, faculty and corporate enterprise, and further the school’s mission, TCU said.

“Texas Christian University is proud to welcome Dr. Craig Crossland as the new John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business,” President Daniel W. Pullin said in a statement. “His innovative mindset and proven leadership at one of the top business schools in the country will enhance and accelerate TCU Neeley’s already growing stature among the top 50 undergraduate and graduate schools nationally. With Crossland joining our amazing team of academic deans, we eagerly anticipate reaching greater achievements together.”

TCU Neeley said it is committed to fostering an inclusive scholarly community of individuals who contribute to an intellectually challenging culture where students, faculty, staff and alumni have far-reaching opportunities.

Providing ‘an integrated, world-class student experience’

TCU Neeley is ranked the No. 1 Best Undergraduate Business School in Texas and among the Top 25 in the U.S. by Poets&Quants and No. 8 for Undergraduate Academic Experience, the university said. Its full-time MBA program is ranked among the top 50 by U.S. News & World Report.

TCU said its entrepreneurship program is ranked in the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report and the undergraduate and graduate supply chain programs are ranked in the top 20 in the U.S. by the global consulting firm Gartner.

TCU Neeley has more than 3,400 students across eight undergraduate degree majors and seven graduate degree programs.

“I’m deeply honored to serve as the next John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business and want to extend my sincere thanks to President Pullin, Interim Provost Wormley, and the entire TCU community for this wonderful opportunity,” Crossland said in a statement. “It was clear from the beginning of the interview process what a special place TCU is, how strongly people identify with this outstanding university, and the extent of the positive momentum already in place.”

“In my new role, I look forward to working with Neeley students, staff and faculty to provide an integrated, world-class student experience, enhance the school’s reputation for research excellence, build new collaborations across campus and with the business community, and further strengthen the Neeley School’s renowned culture of inclusive excellence,” Crossland added.

TCU said that among Crossland’s accomplishments as senior associate dean for academic programs at the Mendoza College of Business, he was responsible for leadership of five undergraduate majors, nine undergraduate minors and eight graduate programs.

Crossland worked collaboratively with other college leaders to develop a college-wide strategic plan and several program-level strategic plans with a focus on students’ academic experience, TCU said. Crossland also co-led building Mendoza’s first Ph.D. in management; led the process of reconfiguring the former Mendoza Executive MBA program into a Global EMBA; and co-created ND Boost to support associate professors across all colleges at Notre Dame as they pursue promotion to full professor.

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