A lot has changed since 1958. Consider: The Beatles were still known as the Quarrymen, and it was the first year in which more people crossed the Atlantic by air than by sea. One thing that hasn’t changed since then, however, is Dr. Roger Kirk at Baylor University.
Eight Baylor staff members are recipients of the University 2014 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.
A gift from Danny and Lenn Prince of Dallas will establish the Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in the Baylor School of Social Work. The Danny and Lenn Prince Chair will greatly enhance Baylor School of Social Work's development of programs to prepare professionals in the field of gerontology.
At Baylor, there is a profound realization that what happens today deeply impacts the future of our University and our world. Though the sacrifice may feel great at times, faculty and staff serve Baylor with a relentless desire for greatness to be achieved. Whether administrating activities from an office or teaching students in a classroom, each man and woman embodies servant-leadership by generously offering their time and treasure to invest in the lives of Baylor students.
Baylor University has made extraordinary progress during the presidency of Judge Ken Starr. With his guidance, Baylor's standing as a comprehensive national research university has elevated and more than a dozen new degree programs have been created. In light of the success, the Baylor Board of Regents voted to extend the contract of President Starr, assigning him the new title of "President and Chancellor." He will continue to serve as the University's chief executive officer, but in providing the additional title, the Board has charged the President to work to increase Baylor's influence in the nation and around the world.
Following extensive discussion with the Waco Foundation and the City of West Long Term Recovery Committee, Baylor University announced in July that $290,716 in total contributions to the Baylor West Relief Fund had been allocated to First Baptist Church of West to aid the remainder of its debris removal project for the residents of West.
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.
For more than 35 years Baylor has conducted course evaluations at the end of each term to gather feedback from students. This spring approximately 98 percent of those evaluations will be conducted electronically, continuing a transition that began in spring 2011 with a recommendation by a faculty committee to replace paper with electronic course evaluations.
In recent weeks, letters and emails from campus liaisons - men and women who have championed care for the Baylor family - have landed in faculty and staff mailboxes introducing the Our Baylor faculty and staff giving campaign, an initiative that will occur each spring.
ach year, students from around the world come to Baylor seeking to experience American college life and culture. At Baylor, they also find a group dedicated to helping them embrace the journey. People Around the World Sharing (PAWS) is a valued program offered by the Baylor Center for International Education for more than 20 years.
The Veteran Educational and Transitional Services (VETS) Center opened in fall 2012 with the mission to support the academic success of student veterans at Baylor, serve as a resource to veterans and ease their transitions to student life at the University.
Marjorie Ellis is on a mission to help students, faculty and staff understand how plans for life after college begin the moment someone enrolls at Baylor.
Ellis stepped into the new position of executive director of career and professional development (CPD) in November.
Baylor Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Davis announced in December the appointment of Dr. Beverly Roberts Gaventa as Distinguished Professor of New Testament Interpretation in the Department of Religion.
Dr. Rufus Spain, emeritus professor of history, stepped down from the position of director for the Baylor University Retired Professors/Administrators Program (RPAP) at the fall luncheon held Sept. 18. Spain also introduced Bill Dube, director of Baylor's endowed scholarship program, as his successor.