WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – Following a six-month search that drew interest throughout the country from nationally known biblical scholars, seasoned administrators and prominent Texas Baptists, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of New Testament scholar Todd D. Still, Ph.D., as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Baylor Law School Professor Matt Dawson, a towering figure in the Texas legal profession and a cherished member of the Baylor Law School family. Dawson died Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the age of 98.
Baylor Regents Approve Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership, Authorize $31 Million for Upgrades to Penland Hall, Memorial Dining Hall and Baylor Energy Complex/Substation
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2015) – At its regular February meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents voted to approve a new Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership and authorized $31 million to refurbish Penland Hall, renovate Memorial Dining Hall and expand the Baylor Energy Complex and Electrical Substation to meet the campus energy needs of the future.
Historic Summit between Presidents of Baylor, Yeshiva and Catholic University Focuses on ‘State of Higher Education and the Calling of Faith-based Universities’
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Before an overflow crowd gathered inside (and outside) the National Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Room, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel discussed a number of issues facing higher education and specifically faith-based universities, including government ratings systems, academic freedom and the value of a faith-based education.
Presidents of Baylor, Yeshiva and Catholic University to Discuss ‘State of Higher Education and the Calling of Faith-based Universities’
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2015) – Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel for an “On Topic” conversation on the “The State of Higher Education: The Calling of Faith-Based Universities” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Ralph Storm, a distinguished alumnus, former Trustee/Regent and Founders Medallion recipient, who with his late wife, Jean, lived a life devoted to God, each other, their family and alma mater. Ralph Storm died Jan. 7 in California.
Baylor President to Address Central Texas Superintendents and Pastors on the Role of Clergy in Supporting Public Education
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2015) — Baylor University and President Ken Starr will host a luncheon conversation among Central Texas superintendents and local pastors to explore the ways pastors can support local teachers and schools and advocate for high-quality public education in their communities and across Texas. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, located at 1100 S. Third Street.
Baylor President Ken Starr Announces Appointment of Dr. Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., as Executive Vice President and Provost
WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2014) – Following a global search led by a committee representing Baylor University faculty, staff and students, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine, as executive vice president and provost.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson of Dallas that will establish an endowed chair in religious freedom to support the University’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion.
Baylor Students in Inaugural ‘Philanthropy Lab’ Course Present $100,000 in Grants to Local Nonprofits
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2014) – Thirty Baylor University students in the university’s first Philanthropy Lab course spent the fall semester learning more than just the history and philosophy of giving back. They also gained $100,000 worth of real-world experience.
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – Just months after opening McLane Stadium, the magnificent new on-campus home of Baylor football on the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University today dedicated its newest “jewel on the Brazos” – the $18.1 million Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium.
President Starr Appoints Dr. Juan Alejandro Jr. as Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced that Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer, effective immediately. He had been serving in an interim capacity since July.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of beloved former First Lady and Founders Medallion recipient Mary McCall, who passed away Nov. 13, at the age of 95. The wife of Baylor’s 10th President and later Chancellor Abner W. McCall, Mary’s servant heart, grace and passion for supporting the University’s students have left an indelible mark on the lives of generations of Baylor men and women.
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will welcome Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy to the Baylor campus for “On Topic With President Ken Starr,” a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Waco Hall.
Regents Celebrate Significant Naming Gift from William and Mary Jo Robbins for Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced a significant gift from William K. and Mary Jo Robbins of Houston that will name the University’s newest academic unit focused on health-related education and research – the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
U.S. Congressman, National Leaders to Discuss Approaches to Reduce Poverty and Domestic Hunger at 'Together at the Table Hunger and Poverty Summit' Oct. 1-3 at Baylor
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
WACO, Texas (Sept. 15, 2014) - In honor of Constitution Day, which is celebrated on Sept. 17, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr will present a lecture on the Federalist Papers for the inaugural John and Marie Chiles Federalist Papers Lecture Series. The event will be held at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, at Baylor Law School, Room 127.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2014) - The Baylor family is mourning the passing of W. Fred Cameron of Houston, who passed away Aug. 24, 2014. A Baylor University alumnus, Parents of the Year and Founders Medal honoree and former chair of the Board of Regents, Cameron was known for his servant heart and dedication to the students of Baylor.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) - The closing of summer at Baylor University also marks the completion of degrees for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 16, in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) – Baylor University and Blinn College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2013) – Baylor University is grieved at the loss of alumnus and former McAllen mayor Jack Allen Whetsel of Austin, formerly of McAllen, who passed away July 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 104 S. 12th Street, in McAllen.
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.
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