For more than a half-century, Baylor’s Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders has been serving the local community and producing graduates whose work as speech-language pathologists has improved the lives of thousands of children and adults around the world.
Founding Dean of the School of Social Work, Diana Garland, died Sept. 21. Garland is survived by her husband, David; daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Matthew; son, John, and his wife, Abby; three granddaughters,
Aurora Grace, Azalea Faith and Tess Moran; and grandson, Matthew Edward.
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr has established himself as a leading advocate for religious freedom, accepting invitations to speak at various forums across the United States and the world. On September 18, Judge Starr delivered the closing remarks at the Religious Freedom Summit in Washington D.C.
Increasingly, students graduate from colleges and universities with debts that are difficult to manage. Baylor University, however, is committed to equipping students with tools to help them responsibly manage their personal finances.
When we launched the “Are You #BaylorProud?” photo contest last month, we purposely chose to give the winner a $250 Baylor Bookstore gift card. We thought that the winner would be able to use the card to buy more Baylor t-shirts, bumper stickers, etc. with which he/she could show his/her Baylor pride.
Since establishing the first collegiate Homecoming in 1909, Baylor University has invested in meaningful Homecoming traditions that embody the spirit of the University. Central to Homecoming is the Eternal Flame, the immortalization of a narrative that connects and inspires generations of the Baylor family.
On Wednesday, September 24, President and Chancellor Ken Starr welcomed noted speaker, author and former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani to Baylor’s campus for the first On Topic of the Fall 2015 semester.
Established in 1845, Baylor University has cultivated a legacy of educating more than 168,000 men and women for worldwide leadership and service throughout her first 170 years. As the oldest continually operating university in Texas, Baylor’s iconic campus of cream columns and brick buildings is nestled on 1,000 spacious acres in Waco.
Boldly envisioned and faithfully pursued, the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation builds upon the tradition of excellence that is the hallmark of the nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business. The state-of-the-art campus positions the school to provide collaborative learning experiences for generations to come.
Over the past four years, the Paul L. Foster Success Center has demonstrated significant growth in the reach and influence of their already impactful programs. Along with expanding initiatives including First In Line, Pre-Law and VETS, the Success Center is also meeting impressive goals in career and professional development, meeting the rising number of accommodation requests and improving student retention rates to expand their services to reach more students.
This November, the Baylor family will welcome Dave Rosselli as vice president for university development. He comes to Baylor from the University of Southern California where he currently serves as executive director of institutional advancement.
After racking up back-to-back Big 12 football titles, Baylor athletics set a new school record for most conference titles in a season with eight league championships for the year. The Bears’ 65 Big 12 trophies rank fourth in the league’s history, behind only Texas, Nebraska and Oklahoma.
When discussions began several years ago regarding the design of the future East Village, the idea of including a chapel was important to all parties. The chapel was immediately made a part of the plans, and a space was set aside for its construction.
Over the past decade, Baylor’s film and digital media (FDM) program has established a growing reputation as a place where students with drive and talent can find their artistic voice and develop skills as storytellers. The FDM program’s graduates have gone on to careers as noted writers, directors, cinematographers and producers across the country, creating a strong link between the Baylor name and industry success.
Five years ago, Judge Ken Starr officially began his service as president of Baylor University—by running the Bear Trail—as the distinguished academician, lawyer, public servant and sixth-generation Texan became only the 14th person to serve as president of Texas’ oldest continually operating institution of higher education.
Baylor students, faculty, staff and alumni have the opportunity to integrate faith, learning and service with a broad Christian view through Baylor Global Missions. Throughout 2015, students will travel to 14 countries, as well as locations in Texas and Washington, D.C.
This spring, Baylor continues its legacy of excellence in academic leadership with the appointments of Dr. Todd Still as dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Dr. Michael McLendon as dean of the School of Education and Dr. Gary Mortenson as dean of the School of Music.
Dr. Garland concludes his tenure as interim provost June 1, returning to George W. Truett Theological Seminary as professor of Christian Scriptures. Since last July, he has led the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost in the oversight of all of Baylor’s educational and research programs among its 13 schools and colleges.
Baylor University’s Board of Regents voted in April to name the University’s School of Social Work in honor of its inaugural dean, Diana R. Garland, PhD, who has announced she will step down from her position June 1 and return to faculty.
After nearly 40 years in higher education, Dr. Jon Engelhardt announced his retirement as dean of Baylor’s School of Education last summer. His tenure at the position he has held since 2007 ends with the conclusion of the 2014-2015 academic year.
Baylor University has announced a lead gift by Louise “Lou” Herrington Ornelas of Tyler, Texas, which made possible the purchase of the Baptist General Convention of Texas building in Dallas for use as the new home for Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing.
Eight Baylor staff members are recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Staff Awards, nominated by Baylor faculty and staff for their exceptional service to the University. Nominees are selected in three categories and must have been employed at Baylor for at least one year.