The Baylor University Board of Regents by acclamation today appointed William D. Underwood, The Leon Jaworski Chair in Practice and Procedure at Baylor Law School, as interim president, effective June 1. On that date, Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. will transition to chancellor.
Baylor University's Board of Regents today approved a 2005-06 fiscal year budget of $296 million - a 4.15 percent, or $11.8 million, increase over the current operating budget. Including scholarship funds, the total budget for the next fiscal year is $364 million.
Baylor faculty, staff and students are invited to the groundbreaking of the Ed Crenshaw Student Foundation Center at 2:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, at the construction site on South Fifth Street between Speight and Bagby avenues.
Baylor University announced unrelated gifts from two separate anonymous donors on April 11 that will provide for the establishment of endowed chairs in the School of Social Work and George W. Truett Theological Seminary, in honor of Baylor husband and wife scholars Drs. Diana and David Garland.
Entrepreneurs sometimes use harvest imagery to describe the venture process, the idea or opportunity being the seed and the successful business being the fruitful harvest. The same analogy could be applied when developing students from young, inexperienced freshmen into mature, confident graduates. Sophia Ewalt, a senior entrepreneurship major from Houston, had definite growth potential when she entered Baylor University. However, it took a little help from the John Graham Jones Endowed Scholarship Fund in Entrepreneurship to kick-start Ewalt's Baylor education.
The 2006 edition of "America's Best Graduate Schools" announced today by U.S.News & World Report ranks Baylor Law School's trial advocacy program as the sixth best in the nation, while Baylor's School of Education is one of only four Texas schools to make it into the magazine's "Top Education Programs" listing.