Jason R. Safran was named chief investment officer at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, where he will oversee its $2 billion endowment, a news release said Friday.
Mr. Safran was previously the endowment's senior asset manager.
He has been serving as interim CIO since the retirement of James R. Hille on July 30. Mr. Hille joined TCU as its first CIO in May 2006 after previously serving as CIO of the $196.1 billion Texas Teacher Retirement System, Austin.
Mr. Safran joined TCU as senior asset manager in August 2012. Before joining the university, he was a portfolio manager at Smith Asset Management, where he oversaw relative-value equity strategies and had also been a senior investment analyst at Texas Capital Bank.
"I'm thrilled to take on this challenging role, and am looking forward to continuing the momentum we have achieved," Mr. Safran said in the news release. "It's gratifying to be able to support my alma mater through careful oversight of the endowment and steward resources that will even further enhance the TCU experience and our academic mission."
Ann Davis, TCU spokeswoman, could not be immediately reached for further information.