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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Baylor MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

Baylor MBA students’ plan offers hope to a city 1,700 miles from Waco

The city of North Bay,Ontario, was founded in 1891 because of its locationalong a main canoe route vital to the fur trade. Today, North Bay is a typical Canadian mid-sized city, with a strong sense of community, low cost of living, and home to two localcolleges. But in recent years, the city’s population has dipped …

Four Baylor Sophomores Honored for Social Justice and Grant-Writing Project

Four Baylor Sophomores Honored for Social Justice and Grant-Writing Project

WACO, Texas (April 21, 2016) – Four sophomores in a Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC) team have won $1,000 to benefit World Hunger Relief by devoting time to learn about social justice and practice writing grant requests, then using that knowledge for a practical application.

Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up after Call with Treasury Officials about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

Baylor Historian Gives Thumbs-Up after Call with Treasury Officials about Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Moments after she got off the phone Wednesday with U.S. Treasury officials, Kimberly Kellison, Ph.D., chair and associate professor of Baylor University's history department, said she was "excited and appreciative" about the announcement that abolitionist Harriet Tubman's portrait will replace former President Andrew Jackson's on the front of the $20 bill.

President Starr Announces Appointment of L. Gregory Jones as Executive Vice President and Provost

President Starr Announces Appointment of L. Gregory Jones as Executive Vice President and Provost

WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Following a unanimous recommendation from the university search committee, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., senior strategist for leadership education at Duke Divinity School and the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, as executive vice president and provost, effective May 16, 2016. His wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, associate dean for ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, also will join Baylor as senior fellow in the Institute for Faith and Learning.

'Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song' Wins First Place in the 2016 Press Women of Texas Communications Contest, Competes for National Awards

'Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song' Wins First Place in the 2016 Press Women of Texas Communications Contest, Competes for National Awards

WACO, Texas (April 19, 2016) – 'Her Texas: Story, Image, Poem & Song,' an anthology edited by Baylor faculty and alumni, recently won first place in the 2016 Press Women of Texas Communications Contest in the edited work category and is now entered in the national contest.

Baylor University Names Special Assistant to the President on Diversity and Announces Regents Task Force on Diversity

Baylor University Names Special Assistant to the President on Diversity and Announces Regents Task Force on Diversity

WACO, Texas (April 11, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Palacios, Ph.D., dean for student development in the Division of Student Life and a Baylor faculty member, to the post of special assistant to the President on diversity. With 35 years in higher education, Dr. Palacios has been instrumental in collaborating with students, faculty, staff and the community on a variety of diversity-related advancements. While she will continue her responsibilities as dean, she will begin immediately to devote a portion of her time to this additional role and will work closely with the President and the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) as progress continues in this important area.