Baylor University Welcomes New RegentsApril 29, 2013
Dr. Christopher B. Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, and Dan Hord III, BBA '89, partner in HEDLOC Investment Co. LLC and Western Property Group of Midland, were elected to the Board of Regents in January. The two will serve for three-year terms.
"We are honored to welcome Dr. Christopher Howard and Mr. Dan Hord to the Baylor Board of Regents," Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis said. "Dr. Howard is an outstanding academic who brings to the board a wealth of experience in higher education. Mr. Hord represents the best of Baylor as an outstanding young business executive. Together, these dynamic servant leaders will bring knowledge and wisdom to the board, as well as a deep understanding of the University's mission and vision. We look forward to working alongside them as Baylor moves forward powerfully under our strategic vision, Pro Futuris."
Todd D. Still, professor of Christian Scriptures, holder of The William M. Hinson Chair of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and chair of the University's Faculty Senate, and Taylor Hoogendoorn, a junior Baylor Business Fellow from Elmhurst, Ill., with majors in economics, finance and mathematics, have been elected to serve one-year terms as non-voting Faculty and Student Regents, respectively. Their terms will begin on June 1. This is the second year that Dr. Still has been elected to the Board of Regents while Mr. Hoogendoorn will fill a seat vacated by current Student Regent Kelly Rapp, who will conclude his service to the board when he graduates in May.
"Dr. Still is a widely respected member of our academic community who has provided valuable perspective to board deliberation during the past year. Taylor is an exceptionally thoughtful and accomplished Baylor student who will share from his own experiences and views as a student to assist in the collaborative decision-making of the board," continued Chairman Willis. "Together, our new Regents are brilliant scholars, who are passionate about their Christian faith and excited about Baylor University's future progress under Pro Futuris."