About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas and welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

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Thank you, Dr. Garland!

Thank you, Dr. Garland!

If you want to get a sense of David Garland’s place in the Baylor family, just read through the comments left on Facebookearlier this month when Baylor Regents announced the establishment of a $5 million scholarship fund at Truett Seminary inhis honor. Over and over again, you’ll see one phrase pop up: “servant leader.” And …

Baylor University and Amarillo College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

Baylor University and Amarillo College Announce Partnership on New ‘Baylor Bound’ Transfer Agreement

WACO, Texas (May 16, 2017) – Baylor University and Amarillo College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.

Baylor Regents Establish David E. Garland Scholarship Fund for Truett Seminary Students

Baylor Regents Establish David E. Garland Scholarship Fund for Truett Seminary Students

WACO, Texas (May 15, 2017) – Baylor University's Board of Regents has established the David E. Garland Scholarship Fund in appreciation of Garland's "unselfish and extraordinary" service to Baylor on two occasions as interim president and as interim provost. The $5 million fund will be dedicated to scholarships for students at Baylor's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, where Garland will return to teach in spring 2018.

Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure

Baylor Regents Announce Structural Completion of the 105 Recommendations, Updates Governance Leadership and Structure

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents announced structural completion of the 105 recommendations related to the institution’s response to sexual violence and implementation of best-practice governance policies and procedures, and took action to approve new Board members, a $621.7 million operating budget for 2017-2018 and a new joint B.A./M.A. degree in communication studies.

Doing Democracy Differently: Civic Life Summit Looks to Help Community, Church Leaders Develop Framework for Important Conversations

Doing Democracy Differently: Civic Life Summit Looks to Help Community, Church Leaders Develop Framework for Important Conversations

WACO, Texas (May 12, 2017) – Baylor University’s Public Deliberation Initiative (PDI) will host a Civic Life Summit June 1-2 to help campuses, churches and concerned citizens engage their communities in important conversations that build mutual respect and understanding across race, religion, politics and other areas of public life.

$1 Million Gift Will Benefit Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Baylor’s Department of Geosciences

$1 Million Gift Will Benefit Undergraduate and Graduate Students in Baylor’s Department of Geosciences

WACO, Texas (May 11, 2017) – Baylor University today announced a gift in excess of $1 million to the department of geosciences that will dramatically enhance students’ educational experiences by increasing the department’s capacity to provide undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to conduct research under the mentoring guidance of faculty members. Made by parents of a current Baylor student who wish to remain anonymous, the gift also will significantly enhance the department’s ability to attract outstanding students and to prepare them for successful careers.

Baylor Philanthropy Lab Students Present $62,500 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

Baylor Philanthropy Lab Students Present $62,500 in Grants to Local Nonprofits

WACO, Texas (May 4, 2017) – For the past three years, a full-credit class of Baylor University students has taken on a very tangible task: stewarding and giving away thousands of dollars in partnership with local nonprofit organizations. This spring, students in the Philanthropy and Public Good class presented $62,500 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations, which will allow them to address numerous practical needs.

Stories of Genocide Survivors Are Chronicled by Baylor’s Institute for Oral History

Stories of Genocide Survivors Are Chronicled by Baylor’s Institute for Oral History

WACO, Texas (May 1, 2017) — As a little boy, Albert Cheng thrived in the lush jungle of Cambodia, playing and hunting rabbits and birds with slingshots and a bow and arrow. The lessons he learned there served him well years later, when he survived imprisonment and interrogation by the Khmer Route and escaped into the jungle he knew so well. Baylor's Institute for Oral History has created a project of videos and transcripts of Cheng and 13 others who survived genocide in several countries.

Baylor University Joins Growing Alliance of Colleges Working to Expand Access and Opportunity for 50,000 Talented Low- and Moderate-Income Students

Baylor University Joins Growing Alliance of Colleges Working to Expand Access and Opportunity for 50,000 Talented Low- and Moderate-Income Students

April 25, 2017
Baylor University is among a select group of 68 of the nation’s top universities that have partnered with the American Talent Initiative (ATI) to enroll and educate an additional 50,000 high-achieving low- and moderate-income students by 2025. “At Baylor, we have long understood that improving access to higher education is key to developing the next generations of leaders who will transform the world,” said Baylor Interim President David Garland. “We feel that the goals of the American Talent Initiative fit well with our mission to educate and equip men and women for worldwide leadership and service. Our nation and the globe can only benefit from the success of this collective effort.”