Academy Lecture Series

The Academy for Leader Development brings national and international speakers to campus to introduce students to the variety and complexity of leadership needs in contemporary society. Presenters in the series identify a pressing social issue and discuss how they have worked to address that issue in their community. The series is open to all members of the Baylor community.


Colleen Coffey
Colleen Coffey
Mental health advocate for Active Minds and Director of Research for Phired Up Productions

Silence the Stigma
November 4, 2014, 6:00pm
Location: Miller Chapel - Tidwell Bible Building

Jessica Cox
Jessica Cox
Motivational Speaker - First person to fly a plane without arms.

Think Outside the Shoe
November 20, 2014, 6:00pm
Location: Banquet Room - Cashion (5th floor)

Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch
Research Professor of Education at New York University and a historian of education.

Leading for Equity in Education
January 27, 2015, 6:00pm
Location: Jones Concert Hall - Glennis McCrary Music Building

Bill Clark
Bill Clark
Vice President of Mobilization at International Justice Mission

A Journey to Justice
February 16, 2015, 6:00pm
Location: Banquet Room - Cashion (5th floor)

Bryan Stevenson
Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative

Just Mercy
March 3, 2015, 6:00pm
Location: Banquet Room - Cashion (5th floor)