Victor J. Boschini Jr. (1956- ) 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. He was previously president of Illinois State University.

Victor J. Boschini Jr.
Chancellor of
Texas Christian University
Assumed office
President of Illinois State University
In office
Personal details
Alma materMount Union College (B.A)

Bowling Green State University (M.A.)

Indiana University (Ph.D)

Early lifeEdit

Born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Victor Sr. and Elizabeth Boschini, he 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 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.

Boschini lead a major fundraising campaign while at Illinois State. It was also during his tenure the university established its first endowed chair.[1]

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. In early March, 2011, Boschini was elected to the board of trustees of the American Council on Education (ACE).

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