[09/17/2010] The inauguration of Kenneth Winston Starr as 14th president of Baylor University. (02:17:55 )
In Baylor's 165-year history, only 14 individuals have served in the role of Baylor University President. All have shared a love for the University and a determination to enhance academic excellence within a caring Christian community at Baylor. Presidents of Baylor since 1902 have been introduced in public ceremonies.
Judge Ken Starr's Inauguration Installation Ceremony took place on September 17, 2010 in the Ferrell Center.
About Judge Ken Starr
Baylor University President
Baylor President Ken Starr leads the University with the strong support of a dedicated Board of Regents, exemplary faculty, talented staff, engaged student body and loyal alumni. With a profound appreciation for its critically important role in higher education - as the oldest continuously operating institution of higher learning in Texas and the largest Baptist university in the world - President Starr will ensure Baylor never loses sight of its mission to transform lives for worldwide leadership and service.
Since taking office June 1, President Starr's busy schedule has included negotiating Baylor's future in the Big 12 Conference, meeting alumni and attending send-off parties for students across the country, working with/listening to deans and faculty, participating with incoming students during Baylor Line Camp at the University's birthplace in Independence, Texas, and leading the Baylor Line onto the field at Floyd Casey Stadium.
About Stephen L. Carter
Inauguration Installation Keynote Speaker
Stephen L. Carter, The William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale Law School, is a New York Times best-selling fiction author and the author of dozens of articles in law reviews and many opinion columns in the nation's leading newspapers and periodicals, including Christianity Today.
Two of Carter's earliest nonfiction books include Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby (1982), which examines the role of religion in American society, and The Culture of Disbelief: How American Law and Politics Trivialize Religious Devotion (1994), in which he argues that religious faith can and must be a significant element of public life, even as citizens affirm the importance of the separation of church and state.
In 2002 Carter published his first work of fiction, the novel The Emperor of Ocean Park, which spent 11 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list. His fourth novel Jericho's Fall, was published in 2009.