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General Information about Baylor and the Faculty Handbook

Historical Highlights
Baylor University was founded under the leadership of Judge R.E.B. Baylor, Reverend James Huckins, and Reverend William Milton Tryon, three farsighted pioneer missionaries working through the Texas Baptist Education Society. They, along with other associations, sent representatives in 1848 to create the Baptist State Association, which later became the Baptist State Convention.

Mission Statement
The mission of Baylor University is to educate men and women for worldwide leadership and service by integrating academic excellence and Christian commitment within a caring community.

Baylor 2012
By expanding current academic emphases, renewing our historic commitment to Christian faith in the Baptist tradition while embracing the strengths of other parts of the Christian heritage, and building an even stronger faculty, staff and student body, Baylor is emerging as one of the world's leading universities.

Accreditations and Memberships
A list of accreditations and memberships for the University, various academic units, and certain academic departments.

Governance Structure
Includes links to information about the Board of Regents, Office of the President, senior administration, and the University's organizational chart.

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