The Inauguration of Kenneth Winston Starr -- The 14th President of Baylor University

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Thousands of members of the Baylor family came together Friday to celebrate the inauguration of Judge Ken Starr as Baylor’s 14th president. The ceremony capped a week of events that began with Wednesday’s Student Dinner with the President and also included a panel discussion as well as two breakout sessions examining “The Role of the [...]
Thousands of members of the Baylor family came together to honor Judge Ken Starr on Friday as he was inaugurated as Baylor’s 14th president. We’ll have a full report and photo gallery of all the week’s Inauguration events — from Wednesday night’s Student Dinner with the President through Friday afternoon’s installation ceremony — posted here [...]
Since 1902, Baylor University has introduced its new presidents in public ceremonies. On Friday, Sept. 17, before a welcoming and celebratory crowd in the Ferrell Center, Baylor University Regents officially installed Kenneth Winston Starr, JD, as only the 14th president in the university's storied 165-year history. The ceremony, which was held on Constitution Day, highlighted a week of academic, commemorative and community events relating to the inauguration and the United States Constitution.
Judge Kenneth Winston Starr will be installed as only the 14th president in Baylor University's 165-year history in a public ceremony at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17 in the Ferrell Center. The Constitution Day ceremony will be the highlight of a week featuring academic, commemorative and community events relating to the inauguration.
The costs of higher education nationwide have only risen in recent years, due not only to inflation but also to increased expectations from students and their families as to what the college experience should entail. More and more students depend on scholarships to make attending college possible; approximately 90% of Baylor students receive some form [...]
Before an enthusiastic crowd of students, faculty and staff, and friends of the university, Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced a $100 million scholarship fundraising initiative, officially titled How Extraordinary the Stories: The President's Scholarship Initiative, the first fundraising priority announced by the president. President Starr, only the 14th president in Baylor's 165-year history, will be installed during an inauguration ceremony on Friday, Sept. 17.
In 1902, Samuel Palmer Brooks was named the seventh president in Baylor University history. One of his first acts was to write a letter to all Baylor alumni, asking for their assistance in building up the university. On September 3 of that year, a few days after announcing the largest fall enrollment in school history, [...]
While most early Baylor presidents began their service as the University's chief executive with little or no public fanfare, modern presidents have been introduced in public inauguration ceremonies designed to unite the Baylor family around common goals and remind participants of the traditions and values that have guided the University.
As you enjoy the activities celebrating the inauguration of Kenneth Winston Starr as Baylor University's 14th president, you will see and hear about a number of traditional ceremonial elements. To provide the background of a few of these elements, here is a short insider's guide.
Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced three appointments to his executive leadership team: Dr. Elizabeth Davis, BBA '84, as executive vice president and provost; Dr. Dennis Prescott as vice president and special advisor to the president for advancement; and Kathy Wills Wright, BSEd '85, MSEd '88, as senior vice president for strategic initiatives and partnerships.
Incoming freshmen visiting Baylor’s first home in Independence, Texas, as part of Baylor Line Camp yesterday welcomed two additional Bears as special visitors: President Ken Starr and his wife, Alice! (Baylor Photography provided pictures for this photo gallery, and the Waco Tribune-Herald has even more here and here.) After a tour of the Star of [...]
Baylor University President Ken Starr today announced the formation of an 11-member task force that will focus for the next two months on ways to advance the university's institutional interests.
Following the news last week that the Big 12 Conference is indeed moving forward, Baylor President Ken Starr released the following video message to say thanks to all the members of the Baylor Nation who got involved, leading in large part to the “tsunami of political pressure” which the commissioner of the Pac-10 Conference said [...]
University's 14th president began working on Baylor's behalf even before his first official day in office
Baylor University President Ken Starr released a statement today celebrating the perseverance of the Big 12 Conference and its historic rivalries. Starr expressed "great appreciation to our fellow Big 12 institutions for remaining committed to our partnership and the vision of this conference."
Baylor Director of Athletics Ian McCaw and Baylor President Ken Starr met with members of the media on Friday to discuss conference realignment and encourage the Baylor Family to get involved, stay involved and help make a difference.
Baylor University President Ken Starr said today in a message sent to the Baylor Family that the university is continuing to seek as much unity as possible among the members of the Big 12 Conference and to fight for cohesiveness among the Texas universities of the Big 12.
A guest column penned by Baylor University President Ken Starr regarding Baylor and the future of the Big 12 is running in several Texas newspapers, including the Waco Tribune-Herald and The Dallas Morning News.
Baylor President Ken Starr spoke about Baylor's commitment to the Big 12 and to its ongoing relationship with the fellow Texas schools in the Big 12, at a news conference Monday, June 7, on the Baylor campus.
Baylor University President Ken Starr released a message today to all members of the Baylor Family about the spring meetings of the Big 12 Conference that concluded earlier today in Kansas City.
Tuesday — Judge Ken Starr’s first official day as president of Baylor University — was a whirlwind of introductions and meetings for the university’s 14th president. After an early morning jog around the Bear Trail, President Starr spent the morning and early afternoon meeting with campus leaders, from Vice President for Student Life Kevin Jackson [...]
New Baylor University President Ken Starr wasted no time getting to work on June 1 - his first official day as Baylor's 14th president. Judge Starr started his day with a run on Baylor's popular Bear Trail, followed by a host of meetings around campus with faculty, student and community leaders.
It's easy to find information on Judge Ken Starr's impressive professional career; as one friend noted, "his resume is on Wikipedia." Seeing him last week at the Baylor men's basketball Elite Eight game with a friend of his -- former President George H.W. Bush -- I started wondering what exactly led him to Baylor and [...]
Those who know new Baylor President Ken Starr best--his colleagues and students at Pepperdine Law and his wife, Alice--introduce the university's 14th president: a servant leader, a man of faith and an energetic example.
A packed Barfield Drawing Room audience of students, faculty and staff welcomed new Baylor President Ken Starr at his introductory press conference Tuesday. Even the NoZe Brothers stopped by to have their pictures taken with the University's new leader (see this photo gallery from his Waco visit). Starr again received a nice ovation when introduced [...]
On occasion of new Baylor President Ken Starr's public introduction this afternoon, we thought nothing would be more appropriate than a big "sic 'em." So here goes:

Also, just a reminder that today's 3 p.m. CT press conference will be streamed live online (you should be able to see the video archived at that same link [...]
Baylor University announces that Kenneth Winston Starr, J.D., current dean of the School of Law at Pepperdine University, has been named the 14th president of Baylor University. Starr was the unanimous choice of both the 14-member Presidential Search Committee and the 10-member Presidential Search Advisory Committee, and was elected unanimously by the Baylor Board of Regents on Feb. 12. Starr was introduced to the campus community by Regents Chair R. Dary Stone, J.D. '77, at a university-wide meeting in the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor campus at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16.
Monday afternoon -- on President's Day, appropriately enough -- Baylor announced the hiring of the University's 14th president, Pepperdine University School of Law Dean Ken Starr.
Over a distinguished career in education, law and public service, Starr has become known for many things. He has argued 25 cases before the Supreme Court, served as Independent Counsel [...]
Kenneth W. Starr, J.D., has had a distinguished career in academia, the law and public service. He has served since 2004 as the Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law at Pepperdine, where he teaches current constitutional issues and civil procedure. He also is of counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner from 1993 to 2004, specializing in appellate work, antitrust, federal courts, federal jurisdiction and constitutional law.
Alice Starr has earned accolades nationwide for her wealth of experience in business, public service and charitable leadership. Mrs. Starr formed Starr Strategies in 2005 to help nonprofit organizations and start-up companies strategize on public relations, marketing and fundraising goals. She has more than 30 years of experience working with businesses to strengthen their visibility and reputation, and she has raised millions of dollars for nonprofits through unique events and strategic marketing campaigns.