Faculty & Staff News: #BaylorForward
On September 3, the Baylor Alumni Association posted this to Facebook:
"The BAA board of directors voted 28-7 in favor of the proposed Transition Agreement in a meeting today. Seventeen members of the board were absent and did not vote."
The Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) has posted the membership list online so that people can check membership status before the vote on Saturday, September 7. Members of the BAA will vote on Saturday at an 11 a.m. meeting in Waco Hall on the proposed Transition Agreement with the university.
We respectfully ask you to do two things. First, we ask that - if you are a member of the BAA - please show up to Waco Hall on September 7 and vote in favor of the transition agreement. Second, we ask that you encourage your classmates and any other Baylor friends to do the same.
On August 29th, 2013, the Student Senate -- which functions as the legislative branch of Student Government and exists to advocate on behalf of students to voice the opinion of Baylor students -- passed a resolution supporting the unification of the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University.
The Baylor Alumni Association will host its second all-member conference call on Thursday, September 5, at noon CDT, to update members and answer questions about the Transition Agreement, which is scheduled for a vote in Waco on September 7.
Waco Trib: Ken Starr, guest columnist: Transition agreement promises healing, unity for Baylor Nation
KEN STARR Guest columnist - At 11 a.m. next Saturday Baylor Alumni Association members will gather in Waco Hall to vote on a transition agreement between the BAA and Baylor University. If approved, this potentially historic document will create a truly unified, comprehensive alumni engagement program for our university. Once unified, the program's reach will be global. Its strength will be unparalleled in Baylor's long history.
Waco Trib: Todd Still, Jim H. Patton, Lori Baker, guest columnists: Baylor faculty senate agrees move will help alumni, university
The Baylor University Faculty Senate supports reconciliation within the Baylor family. Having recently met jointly with the chair of the board of regents and the president of the Baylor Alumni Association on the nature and terms of the Transition Agreement, we believe that this agreement holds great promise for moving our university forward in unity and mutual trust.
The Baylor University Staff Council sent the following statement to all University staff today regarding the Transition Agreement between Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association.
By KEN CAMP / MANAGING EDITOR - As members of the Baylor Alumni Association prepare for a called meeting Sept. 7 to vote on a transition agreement with Baylor University, the proposal continues to stir debate and spark a media blitz.
Waco Trib: M. Stephen Beard, guest columnist: 'No' vote at Baylor Alumni Association meeting means serious consequences
I care about Baylor. I am proud of my two degrees. I am proud of Baylor's heritage and look forward to its continued growth and continued positive impact on its students and faculty. Following a period of discovery, I have concluded it is time to put this discussion and controversy to bed and vote in favor of the transition agreement.
The Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) held an all-member conference call on Friday, August 23, at noon, and board president Collin Cox '97 answered almost twenty questions about the proposed Transition Agreement between the BAA and Baylor.
WILTON LANNING Board of Contributors | It is time to move on.
One of the Baylor Alumni Association's most critical roles in its long history has been to provide alumni with the opportunity to assert an independent voice on university matters.
The response we are receiving for the reunions has been amazing. Hundreds of former players have contacted us to confirm their attendance. If you are a former football player and haven't rsvp'd for your reunion, I encourage you to do so today. Join us and let's help make this final season in the Case one to remember.
However court-ordered mediation between Baylor University, Baylor Alumni Association leadership and a disgruntled alumnus blocking the razing of Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center on campus turns out, last week's vote by Baylor regents to move ahead with a $2.5 million feasibility study and fundraising for a new, $17 million alumni events center alongside Baylor Stadium is yet another significant step toward patching up long-strained relations between the fiercely independent BAA and Baylor. Let no one put asunder this and other moves to heal past wounds.
As I shared with Baylor Nation last month, Baylor University and the Baylor Alumni Association worked collaboratively and cooperatively for ten months to bring about a new day at Baylor -- to agree on a pathway that would re-unite the Baylor family and allow all of Baylor Nation to come together.