Inclusive Excellence at the Neeley School of Business

Message from the Dean:

Pullin Daniel 2019TCU’s Neeley School of Business is unique in that we make a brand promise to our stakeholders every day. We call this commitment the Neeley Promise, which is “to unleash human potential with leadership and the core and innovation in our spirit.” Therefore, our Promise compels us focus on the potential of people, a pledge we cannot keep unless we create an inclusive environment that celebrates a diversity of people and ideas.

To achieve this, TCU Neeley is open to all who seek to learn how to lead and innovate to make a positive difference in a challenged world. As faculty and staff of one of the nation’s leading business schools, we have the obligation to be a positive force for improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in both business and society. 

Over time, TCU Neeley has launched a number of programs that support inclusive excellence, though we know our work is just beginning. Our faculty and staff are blessed with the tools, talent, and privilege to educate the next generation of culturally competent leaders. Our graduates are committed to growing enterprises whose competitiveness is derived from inviting and valuing diverse perspectives. Likewise, we have the opportunity to catalyze the communities we serve by further expanding our partnerships with organizations that already mean a great deal to the diverse communities and populations they support.

Whether you are a student, faculty or staff member, alumni, business executive, or engaged citizen, we invite your participation and support of our commitment to preparing the leaders we need for both the now and the next.

Thank you for being a part of our enduring journey as we live our Promise.

Go Frogs,

Daniel W. Pullin
John V. Roach Dean
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Neeley School of Business
Texas Christian University

Interested in partnering with us in supporting our DEI initiatives? Please contact Elizabeth Deegan, Senior Director of Development at e.deegan@tcu.edu or 817-257-7291.

The Neeley School of Business Philosophy on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The TCU Neeley School of Business is committed to fostering an inclusive, scholarly community composed of individuals who, through their diverse and sometimes competing perspectives, contribute to a free and intellectually challenging culture where students, faculty, staff and alumni have equitable opportunities and can forge paths toward personal and professional growth.  Opportunities for success, as well as a rich university experience, are accessible to everyone.

Programs at Neeley

Microsoft Certification Funding
Microsoft certification is a requirement for all Neeley School undergraduates. A student with demonstrated need can apply to have costs covered for Microsoft Office certification prep classes and/or testing by contacting Assistant Dean Lynn Muller at l.muller@tcu.edu.

Suit Up, Lead On
Looking like a professional is important for up and coming business leaders. There are several events that require professional dress at the Neeley School. A student with demonstrated need can apply for funding to cover the cost of professional clothing by contacting Assistant Dean Lynn Muller at l.muller@tcu.edu.

Texas Diversity Council's Women in Leadership Symposium
The focus of this annual event is to bring together a diverse mix of successful women leaders who, through the discussion of topics relevant to today’s issues will educate, inspire and encourage women to reflect on their own goals and status as they strive to advance within their organizations. Hosted and sponsored by the Neeley School. 

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Leading a Diverse Workforce
Students will learn the tools, methodologies, and critical discourse strategies they need to effectively negotiate the multiple dynamics that emerge from difference, and to appropriately respond to issues of marginalization and social injustice.

The course covers the traditional topics of race, gender, ethnicity, and social class, but explores emerging trends around “isms” (racism, sexism) in organizations.  We will also address social identity diversity and leadership in the workforce, examining under-representation of diversity in management, and social justice as an emerging diversity paradigm; this includes a conceptual framework to advance the ideology of organizational social justice.

Students will engage in difficult conversations, and case studies will stimulate students’ awareness of real-world issues that emerge from diversity, helping students to develop the broad range of skills they need to mediate or resolve diversity issues as future professionals.

For more information, contact Prof. Breinn Richter, breinn.richter@tcu.edu

Mentoring Circle for Graduate Students of Color
As a part of the broader Mentoring Circles at the Neeley School, this program is designed to bring focused and customized individual development for high potential graduate students of color. The mentoring program includes monthly discussion sessions, 1 on 1s with each mentee and connection with impactful subject matter experts who will provide the mentees with additional insights.

Women to the Power of 10
The purpose of Women to the Power of 10 is to provide professional growth and development opportunities for women in the DFW business community.

 

Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber for MBA Scholarships
Each scholarship covers full tuition and all fees for two academic years to attend the full-time TCU MBA, a value of more than $120,000, and covers the cost of a two-year membership in the FWHCC.

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TCU ACAP
The primary objective of Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is to increase the understanding of accounting and business career opportunities among high school students from underrepresented ethnic groups. The ACAP program is a one-week residency program for high school students interested in a career in business. The program introduces students to accounting, finance, economics and management through a focused, undergraduate-level program taught by college faculty and guest lecturers from business and government. During the week, students have the opportunity to attend classes on careers in accounting and business, personal development and college preparation. They tour our campus and a local company or CPA firm. The program concludes with the students inviting their parent(s) or guardian(s) to a banquet in commemoration of their completion of the program at the end of the week.

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Amplify Women in Sales
Amplify Women in Sales is dedicated to increasing sales impact and advancing careers for professional women. Together, the community benefits from executive insights and upskilling alongside supportive rising professionals. Why lead a community? There are fewer women in sales this year than two years ago. This trend must be corrected because the opportunities are too vast to overlook. We have an unrelenting goal of reaching thousands of high-achieving and aspirational women each year. This meaningful initiative stems from the TCU Sales and Customer Insights Center. Subscribe to the Amplify Women in Sales podcast which launches later this year. You can subscribe on Spotify, Stitcher, Google Play, SoundCloud and Apple Podcast by searching for "Amplify Women in Sales." Also, connect with us at LinkedIn to learn about upcoming programming.

Want to get involved? Contact sci@tcu.edu

Student Organizations

National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)
The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for ethnically underrepresented professionals in the fields of accounting, finance and related business professions. Our TCU Student Chapter was established to equip our students in a customizable way to drive success at TCU and beyond. We strive to increase awareness of existing opportunities and support while creating new ones. It offers dynamic programs, networking opportunities, access to scholarships and meaningful career connections.

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Faculty Advisor: Ann Tasby, a.tasby@tcu.edu

NABA

Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA)
The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) strives to empower Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy. ALPFA actively seeks to develop the next generation of Latino professionals and is a proven growth accelerator for Latino entrepreneurs.

Faculty Advisor: Hettie Richardson, h.richardson@tcu.edu

ALPFA

Veterans in Business and Entrepreneurship
Veterans in Business and Entrepreneurship (VIBE) is an organization to increase the academic and professional success of business and entrepreneurial-minded veterans and veteran affiliated students.

Contact: heath.jordan@tcu.edu

Graduate Women in Business
Graduate Women in Business which is open to all graduate business students but in place to support and advance the efforts of all female MBA and MS students.

Faculty Advisor: Tracey Rockett, t.rockett@tcu.edu

Student Veteran Support Projects
As an initiative from the TCU Student Veterans Alliance, the Neeley School provides funding for the posting of yellow ribbons along University Drive to honor the military service of veterans and military members at TCU. Additionally, the Neeley School provides funding so students can attend the Student Veterans of America National Conference held in Los Angeles, California to network and to meet with potential employers.

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If you are a graduate student and want more information on other partnerships and initiatives, please contact LaTanya Johns at l.johns@tcu.edu

Reporting Structure

If you are a student in the Neeley School of Business and have an incident you would like to report, please visit with your faculty for issues related to specific classes or send an email to Dr. Hettie Richardson (for undergraduate students) h.richardson@tcu.edu or Dr. David Allen (for graduate students) David.allen@tcu.edu

For more information on DEI at TCU please visit https://inclusion.tcu.edu/

Have an idea you want to share? Email Stacy Grau at s.grau@tcu.edu

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee

Faculty Diversity Advocate/Chair Neeley DEI Committee:
Stacy Grau, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation Practice

Neeley DEI Committee:

Members:
Bill Moncrief, Senior Associate Dean & Charles F. and Allan P. Bedford Professor of International Business; Professor of Marketing
Hettie Richardson, Associate Dean Undergraduate & Professor of Management
David Allen, Associate Dean Graduate Programs & Professor of Management
Thomas Moeller, Associate Professor of Finance
Ann Tasby, Instructor of Accounting
Travis Tokar, Associate Professor of Supply Chain
Yashoda Bhagwat, Assistant Professor of Marketing
Christina Barbosa, Administrative Assistant
LaTanya Johns, Director MBA Graduate Career Services Center
Kathryn Bishop, Associate Director of Alcon Career Services Center
Maureen Kenney, Associate Director of Professional Development Center

Ex Officio:
Daniel Pullin, Professor of Entrepreneurship & Innovation and John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business