Following a nationwide search to identify top candidates, William J. Nunez, Ph.D., will begin as TCU’s Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration on January 1, 2022. Nunez will replace Brian Gutierrez, who will retire after 16 excellent years of service in January 2022.
“I am very happy that Dr Nunez has accepted this position. His more than 30 years of experience in finance, administration, budget planning, facilities and educational leadership will support TCU’s goals for its academic mission and exceptional student experience, ”said Chancellor Victor J. Boschini , Jr .. “TCU has enjoyed great stability and success under the leadership of Brian Gutierrez, and I think Dr Nunez is the right person for TCU to continue this success and lead us into the future with a strong vision. . ”
Nunez will be responsible for optimizing fiscal and physical resources across the university. He will lead the organizational planning of all finance functions, including accounting, finance, budget, insurance, tax and treasury, and support the company’s corporate risk management and internal audit programs. university. As a key member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet, Nunez will work closely with TCU’s Investment Director in managing investment processes and endowment accounting and will serve as treasurer of the board.
“Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of holding numerous positions in tax, strategic and capital planning, as well as working with a wide range of stakeholder groups. I look forward to joining TCU, a leading national university, and contributing to its exceptional momentum, ”said Nunez. “I had an incredible experience meeting and interacting with people during the interview process, and I am delighted to join the Horned Frog family.”
Nunez most recently served as Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he has held various leadership positions since 2003. He has over 30 years of experience in leadership, finance and post-secondary education administration and over 17 years of experience as a cabinet-level executive for one of the 50 largest national audiences, Big Ten, Land Grant, Research University. He has played a key role in policy matters, legislative requirements and governance at the state and university levels.
Nunez received a BA in Business Administration from Missouri Western State University, an MBA from Northwest Missouri State University, and an MA in Higher Education and Doctorate in Higher Education Administration, both from the University of Louisville.
“TCU is a world-class institution known for its academic mission and exceptional student experience,” said Boschini. “Thanks to our efforts and solid financial management, TCU is also recognized as a stable and forward-looking university, able to maintain its vision and continuous development in the service of our community. Our growing endowment and financial strength position us for the next 150 years of Horned Frog education, and we are delighted to have Dr. Nunez at the helm.