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Brooks resigns

Aug. 23, 2004

By ELVIA AGUILAR, city editor

After four years as chief financial officer for Baylor, David R. Brooks stepped down at the end of July to return to private business.

During his four years as vice president for finance and administration, Brooks, 45, is credited as the principal architect of the financial model associated with Baylor 2012, and overseeing the construction of the Mayborn Museum Complex, Baylor University Sciences Building, North Village Residence Community and other projects.

"I am profoundly grateful to David Brooks for temporarily suspending his leadership of a very successful business enterprise four years ago to come help his alma mater prepare for and navigate one of the most significant financial transitions in Baylor's history," said Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr.

Brooks, a 1980 graduate of the Hankamer School of Business, is maintaining a more active role in his McKinney-based Independent Bank Group, of which he is founding chairman. "Over the past four years, I have been privileged to be part of a truly exciting period in Baylor's history," Brooks said. "Our family has thoroughly enjoyed living in Waco and we plan to keep out residence here."