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.


Dr. Katherine Bassard
Dr. Katherine Bassard
Professor & Chair in the Department of English at VCU

Seeing Scripture Through New Eyes
September 16, 2014, 7:30pm
Location: Paul Powell Chapel - Truett Seminary

Dr. Suzii Paynter
Dr. Suzii Paynter
Executive Coordinator of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship

Advocating for the Least of These
October 1, 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, 2014, 6:00pm
Location: Jones Concert Hall - Glennis McCrary Music Building