In appreciation of his loyal support and commitment to Baylor University, Troy M. Mays of Amarillo, Texas, received one of the most distinguished awards given by Baylor - the 2006 Founders Medal - at a ceremony Jan. 30 at Baylor.
Baylor University Board of Regents Chairman Will Davis of Austin has appointed David Sibley to chair an eight-member Presidential Inauguration Committee to oversee plans for the April installation of Dr. John M. Lilley as the university's 13th president.
Baylor University has enrolled a total of 13,019 students for the spring 2006 semester, an increase of more than 300 students over last spring's enrollment, according to official 12th-day enrollment statistics compiled by the Office of Institutional Research and Testing.
Baylor University's investment return rate of 14.2 percent on its endowment for fiscal year 2005 ranked the university in the top 6 percent of all U.S. colleges and universities (44th out of nearly 750 institutions), according to information released Jan. 23 by the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).
On Jan. 20, the Baylor Alumni Association will bestow the Distinguished Alumni Award upon four Baylor graduates -- Maj. Gen. Gale Pollock, Dr. William T. McKinney Jr., Judge Priscilla Richman Owen and Gary Keller -- at a black-tie banquet in the Cashion Academic Center on the Baylor campus. Presented annually since 1965, the prestigious award has honored governors and scientists, artists and denominational leaders, and educators and entrepreneurs.
Baylor University's 13th President, Dr. John M. Lilley, officially began his Baylor presidency on Jan. 1, with a busy week that had Baylor's leader traveling from coast to coast on behalf of his alma mater.