General Counsel

Position Details

Texas Christian University seeks a seasoned leader to serve as its inaugural General Counsel. Reporting to the Chancellor, and serving as the chief legal counsel for the university, the general counsel will be looked to not only for legal acumen, but also for judgment in policy creation and interpretation. The successful candidate will be a counselor who understands the risks and opportunities inherent in the activities of a university and a partner to administrators, faculty, and students in moving TCU forward while also responding to both the celebratory moments and the problems that can arise on campus. The general counsel will join a stable and experienced senior leadership team led by TCU’s 10th Chancellor, Victor Boschini, Jr. TCU today serves over 10,000 students in 119 undergraduate and 81 graduate programs. It’s continuing growth includes the launch of a new MD school, pending accreditation, in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Home of the Horned Frogs, TCU competes in the Big 12 Athletic Conference. Applicants must have a minimum of 10 years of broad general legal practice, including increasingly responsible experience at a senior level in a law firm or in-house with an institution of comparable complexity to TCU. TCU is an AA/EEO employer.

Application, Nominations, and Inquiries

To apply, please send a letter of interest addressing the leadership characteristics described in the position profile, a curriculum vita, and the names of five references including your relationship to them, phone numbers, and email addresses. References will not be contacted without the permission of the candidate. Please submit this information in MS Word or PDF format to Confidential inquiries and nominations may be made by contacting AGB Search Executive Consultants Georgia Yuan at or 202-590-7590, or Carlton Brown at or 912-247-8661.

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2017, though applications will continue to be accepted until a successful candidate has been named.

As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.