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Prominent Alumni


Here are just a few of the prominent alumni of the Baylor University College of Arts & Sciences:

Athletics

* Dave Campbell, founder of Texas Football Magazine and former sports editor, Waco Tribune-Herald

* Jonathan Evans, chaplain, Dallas Cowboys

* Robert Griffin III, Washington Redskins quarterback and 2011 Heisman Trophy winner

* Jason King, college basketball lead writer, Bleacher Report/Turner Sports

* Dinn Mann, executive vice president, Major League Baseball Advanced Media

* John McClain, NFL writer for the Houston Chronicle

* John Morris, "Voice of the Baylor Bears"

* Trey Wingo, host of ESPN's NFL Live and the NCAA Women's basketball tournament

* Daniel Youngblood, sports editor, Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News

Books, Journalism and Publishing

* Jess Cagle, editor of People magazine

* Jane Hampton Cook, author and national media commentator

* Robert Darden, former gospel music editor for Billboard Magazine, author and director of Baylor University's Black Gospel Music Restoration Project

* Richard Duke, editor of the Log Cabin Democrat, Conway, Ark.

* Elizabeth B. Elliott, 2012 Southern Writers magazine short story contest winner

* Robert Flynn, novelist and Texas Literary Hall of Fame member

* Robert Fulgham, author of All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten

* Thomas Harris, author of The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal

* Ava Leavell Haymon, poet laureate of Louisiana

* Candice Millard, author of Destiny of the Republic and River of Doubt

* Tony Pederson, Belo Distinguished Professor of Journalism and chair of journalism, SMU

* Ashleigh Schmitz, associate editor, Parade magazine

* Kenneth Whitfield, publisher of The Jersey Journal

* Hal C. Wingo, a founder of People magazine

Business

* Christina Alford, senior vice president and chief business development officer, National 4-H Council

* Christina Barbier, owner, Maven Menswear

* Elizabeth Bartheld, vice president of government affairs, American Forest and Paper Association

* Chad N. Boudreaux, chief compliance officer, Huntington Ingalls Industries

* Kim Bowers, CEO, CST Brands

* Howard E. Butt Jr., president of the H.E. Butt Foundation and vice chairman of the H.E. Butt Grocery Company

* Lisa Calhoun, CEO, Write2market

* Emily Callahan, chief marketing officer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis

* Ken Daraie, chairman of the board of directors, Lucas Energy Inc.

* Courtney Denby, president, W by Worth

* Michelle DeVore, director of marketing, Last Call Neiman Marcus

* Ron Donigan, vice president and head of global ingredients and packaging and PAT, Nestle

* Ed Dyer, president and CEO, Blackbriar Technologies, LLC

* Rob Engstrom, senior vice president, political affairs and federation relations division, and national political director, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

* Scott Hayes, president and CEO, Institutional Securities Corporation

* Dr. Amanda Howard, director of research and development, Profiles International

* Yifei Li, country chair for Man Group in China, Rockefeller Foundation board member

* Bruce A. McCullough, vice president and CIO, Marathon Oil Corporation

* Heather McLeskey, executive vice president, Elaine Turner Accessories, Houston

* Pratik Patel, vice chairman, Asian American Hotel Owners Association

* Brian Pennington, director of risk and quantitative resources, GoldenTree Asset Management, New York City

* Ross Pruett, vice president of national accounts, Briggs Equipment

* Kyle Pyron, senior vice president for marketing and communications, VHA Inc.

* Emily Rawls, co-founder, Paizlee.com

* Marjorie Scardino, former CEO of Pearson PLC, the first female CEO of a top 100 United Kingdom company and the first female member of the Twitter board of directors

* Margaret B. Shannon, member of Quanta Services Inc. board of directors

* Brad Spires, legislative chair, Nevada Association of Realtors

* George Steinke, president, Winrock Ventures

* John Vilade, executive vice president of ad sales, NDN

* Dr. James Wong, executive chairman of Hon Kwok Land Investment Company, Chinney Investments and Chinney Alliance Group

* Doug Yeiser, president and CEO of Foothills (Colo.) United Way

Education

* Dr. Carey Adams, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Armstrong Atlantic State University

* Dr. Paul Armes, president, Wayland Baptist University

* Dr. David Barker, director of the Institute for Social Research, Sacramento State

* Dr. Nancy Brickhouse, interim provost, University of Delaware

* Kathlene Cawthron, director of elementary instruction, Bastrop ISD

* Stacey Childress, deputy director of education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

* Dr. Gary Cook, president, Dallas Baptist University

* Dr. Charles S. Kelley Jr., president, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

* Dr. Sally Kilgore, dean of the School of Education, World Education University

* Dr. Carol A. Lowe, president of the Texas Community College Teachers Association

* Dr. Donald Martin Jr., executive vice president, Shorter University

* Dr. Brian McCall, chancellor, Texas State University System

* Dr. Royce Money, chancellor, Abilene Christian University

* Dr. F. Marconi Monteiro, provost and dean of academic affairs, Baptist University of the Americas

* Dr. Phil Rhodes, vice president of research, effectiveness and information technology, McLennan Community College

* Dr. Linda K. Schott, president, University of Maine at Presque Isle

* Tyler B. Sellers, dean of students, East Texas Baptist University

* Dr. Robert B. Sloan Jr., president, Houston Baptist University

* Dr. Michael Sonntag, dean, University of South Carolina, Sumter

* Dr. Denny Eakle Terrell, vice president of administration and finance, Shippensburg University

* Stephanie Turnham, director, Bell County (Texas) Museum

* Dr. John S. Vassar, interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, LSU Shreveport

Fashion, Design and the Arts

* Jodi Arnold, fashion apparel designer

* Christine Berry, owner, Berry-Campbell Art Gallery, New York City

* Dan Brook, sculptor

* Marc Burckhardt, professional illustrator and 2010 State Artist of Texas

* DaNae Couch, Miss Texas 2012

* Andie Day, motion picture and television costume designer

* Miller Gaffney, art appraiser and cast member of the PBS series "Market Warriors"

* Joanna Gaines, designer on HGTV's "Fixer Upper"

* Tim Hale, senior vice president, design and marketing, Fossil

* Heather Maddox, designer, Dallas Cowboys organization

* Courtney Maney, accessory designer, Fossil

* Christi Proctor, designer on "Trading Spaces"

Film, Theatre and Broadcasting

* Michael Brandt and Derek Haas, creators of "Chicago Fire" and "Chicago P.D." and co-authors of the movies "Wanted," "3:10 to Yuma" and "2 Fast, 2 Furious"

* Richelle Carey, CNN Headline News anchor

* Bianca Castro, anchor and reporter, KXAS-TV in Dallas/Fort Worth

* Carole Cook, theater, television and film actress

* Elizabeth A. Davis, actress and 2012 Tony Award nominee

* Brandon Dickerson, director of the film "Sironia"

* Troy Dungan, weatherman for KTXD-TV, Dallas, and former chief weather anchor for WFAA-TV

* Jeff Dunham, award-winning ventriloquist and comedian

* Caitilin Espinosa, meteorologist, FOX 26 TV in Houston

* John Lee Hancock, director and writer of "The Blind Side" and director of "Saving Mr. Banks"

* Michael A. Jenkins, president and managing director of Dallas Summer Musicals

* Ashley Killough, associate producer, CNN political unit

* Angela Kinsey, actress, The Office

* John Knicely, morning news anchor, KIRO-TV, Seattle

* Bob Lewis ("Tumbleweed Smith"), producer and host of "The Sound of Texas" radio program

* David Martin, dean of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy

* Fred Miller, producer of "For All Mankind" and "Angels Sing"

* Brisa Areli Munoz, artistic director, Applied Theatre Collective

* Jacqueline Ortiz, weekend anchor and reporter, WOAI-TV, San Antonio

* Charles Poe, vice president of production, Smithsonian Networks

* Elizabeth Duston Reed, production coordinator for The Science Channel

* Kevin Reynolds, director of "Hatfields & McCoys," and "Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves"

* Douglas Rogers, art director of "Shrek" and production designer of "Tangled"

* Eric Shepard, director of the Waco Civic Theatre

* Allison Tolman, actress, Fargo (FX)

* Orian Williams, producer of the films "Big Sur" and "Control"

Government and Public Opinion

* Jill Anderson, director of tourism, Selma, Alabama

* Ann Barron-Dicamillo, manager and chief of operations, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, Dept. of Homeland Security

* Beth Ann Blackwood, chair of the Texas State Securities Board

* Steven Browning, former U.S. ambassador to Uganda and Malawi

* Joseph Cao, first Vietnamese American elected to Congress

* Brad Carson, Undersecretary of the Army

* Jim Darling, mayor of McAllen, Texas

* Brig. Gen. Jan D. "Denny" Eakle, deputy director, Defense Finance and Accounting Service, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense

* Deborah Fisher, executive director, Tennessee Coalition for Open Government

* Trey Gowdy, U.S. Representative from South Carolina

* Timothy Head, district director for U.S. Representative Bill Flores

* Colbert Held, retired U.S. Foreign Service officer and Baylor Diplomat-in-Residence

* Lt. Gen. B. Derald Lary, former inspector general of the U.S. Air Force

* Jeff Leach, Texas State Representative, District 67

* Terry McMillan, state representative, Las Cruces, N.M.

* Julia Nelson, conflict assessment and planning specialist, U.S. State Department

* Frank Newport, editor-in-chief of The Gallup Poll

* Dr. Nuku Ofori, U.S. State Department's House director of legislative affairs

* Lyndon Olson, former U.S. ambassador to Sweden

* Brig. Gen. Maria C. Owens, director for manpower and personnel, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Washington, D.C.

* Jeff Pappas, historic preservation division director for the State of New Mexico

* Cathy Raevesky, director of the Department of Public Health, Butte County, California

* Steve Roddy, chief of staff for Texas state Senator Ken Paxton

* Melissa Rogers, special assistant to President Obama and director of the Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships

* Michelle Smith, chief of staff and top public affairs officer, Federal Reserve

* Russ Sullivan, Washington, D.C. lobbyist voted one of "50 Politicos to Watch" by Politico

* Kirk Watson, Texas State Senator, District 14, and former Austin mayor

* Fowler West, former United States Commodities Exchange Commission member

* Kimberly Willingham, director of communications for U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas

Law and Social Justice

* Joseph Cheavens, attorney with The Burford Group LLC and Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers

* Cory Crenshaw, criminal district attorney, Jefferson County, Texas

* Jennifer W. Elrod, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals justice

* Sidney Fitzwater, chief U.S. District Judge, Northern District of Texas

* Bradley S. Hart, judge of 230th Judicial District Court in Houston

* Priscilla Owen, U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals justice

* Thomas R. Phillips, former chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court

* Cheri Smith, director of operations, SurvJustice

* Walter S. Smith Jr., U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas

* Ralph T. Strother, judge of 19th Judicial District Court in Waco

* Cindy Tisdale, chair, State Bar of Texas Board of Directors

* Ignacio Torteya III, U.S. magistrate judge, Brownsville, Texas

* Baylor Wortham, assistant U.S. attorney, Eastern District of Texas

Religion

* Dr. Rodney Ashlock, chair of religion, Abilene Christian University

* Dr. John Avant, senior pastor, First Baptist Concord, Knoxville, Tenn.

* Dr. Duane Brooks, pastor, Tallowood Baptist Church, Houston

* Dr. Amy Butler, senior minister, Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.

* Dr. Pam Durso, director of Baptist Women in Ministry

* Dr. David Hardage, executive director of the Baptist General Convention of Texas

* Dr. Cleophus J. LaRue, Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics, Princeton Theological Seminary

* Dr. Gerald E. Marsh, former assistant chief of U.S. Air Force chaplains

* Suzii Paynter, executive coordinator, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

* Dr. Dennis Swanberg, Christian humorist, impressionist and author

* Dr. Daniel Vestal, executive director emeritus, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

* Scott Willingham, director of evangelism for the Baptist General Convention of Texas

Science and Health Care

* Joel T. Allison, president and CEO, Baylor Health Care System

* David Argueta, chief operating officer, CHI St. Luke’s Health-The Woodlands Hospital

* Dr. David Hillis, biologist, National Academy of Sciences member, and MacArthur Foundation Fellow

* Dr. Lyle D. Joyce, Mayo Clinic surgeon who assisted with the first artificial heart implant

* Keith H. Liles, addiction counselor and member of the Texas Counselors' Hall of Fame

* Dylan Mathis, mass communications lead in the International Space Station Program Office of External Integration

* Jim Meyerhoff, chief geophysicist, Santo Petroleum, LLC

* Cary Montalvo, CEO of Solara Hospital, Harlingen-Brownsville, Texas

* Dr. John Preston, member of the California Board of Psychology; professor emeritus of psychology at Alliant International University

* Dr. Robert Pryor, president and CEO, Scott & White Healthcare

* Dr. Keith Sanford, San Antonio ophthalmologist and glaucoma specialist

* Dr. Mary Elizabeth Wearden, medical director for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Baptist System hospitals in San Antonio

* Dr. Walter R. Wilson, infectious disease specialist, Mayo Clinic