March 27, 2006

Neeley Alumnus James R. Hille Appointed TCU Chief Investment Officer

TCU announced today the appointment of James R. Hille, a member of the Neeley School Alumni Executive Board, as new chief investment officer of the university's $980 million endowment. Hille begins his position May 1, 2006.  

As CIO, Hille will be responsible for managing TCU's endowment and will work with the investment committee of TCU's Board of Trustees to set investment policy and execute the investment program. Hille will report to Brian Gutierrez, vice chancellor for finance and administration.

"We are pleased to appoint Jim to this new position at our university," said Chancellor Victor J. Boschini, Jr. "Jim has a solid background managing investments, and we're certain he can effectively advance the fund."

Hille comes to TCU from Teacher Retirement System of Texas in Austin, where he is chief investment officer. Formerly, Hille was the portfolio manager and analyst for the Employees Retirement System of Texas, located in Austin, where he was responsible in part for managing multiple portfolios including international and domestic mid-cap equities. Before that, he served as the assistant international portfolio manager for Taylor & Company in Fort Worth, where he analyzed and pursued long and short investment strategies involving international securities.

Hille is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and holds an MBA from the Neeley School of Business at TCU. He also is a former United States Marine Corps officer.

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Elaine Cole
Neeley School of Business
817-257-5724
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