Presidential News

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4/18/2017
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Baylor University has selected Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as the institution’s 15th president. Dr. Livingstone was the unanimous choice of the Baylor Board of Regents, following the recommendation of the 12-member Presidential Search Committee.
[Parental Leave Signing Ceremony]
3/30/2017
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2017) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced expansive new policies that provide paid parental leave for staff and an adoption assistance program that benefits both staff and faculty at the University. The policies go into effect April 1, 2017.
[Pat Neff Hall]
2/24/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2017) – In a report to the Baylor University Board of Regents on Feb. 17, Presidential Search Committee Chair Bob Brewton, B.B.A. ’74, of Houston, shared progress by the 12-member committee toward the recommendation of the University’s 15th president. The Committee hopes to complete its work and join the University in announcing a new president by the end of the spring semester.
[Baylor Seal]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – The Baylor Board of Regents today adopted new bylaws that will improve University governance by increasing diversity among the Regents, provide voting privileges to a second-term student Regent and give the public a more transparent view of Board operations and decisions.
[BOR Press Ron Murff Greg Breneman]
2/17/2017
WACO, Texas (Feb. 17, 2017) – At its February meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved the best practice recommendations of a six-member Governance Review Task Force that completed a detailed, independent review of the Board’s governance policies and practices. Over its two-day meeting, the board also heard a number of reports, including those on the ongoing implementation of recommendations received in May, the University’s presidential search, SACSCOC reaccreditation, admissions and athletics.
2/8/2017
Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland released a statement today on Big 12 Board action.
[BARC Beauchamps signing ceremony]
1/30/2017
WACO, Texas (Jan. 30, 2017) – Baylor University’s continued commitment to meeting the needs of students took another step forward today with the creation of the Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center. Made possible by a $2.5 million gift from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston, the multifaceted program will dramatically enhance Baylor’s efforts to foster the holistic well-being of its students in a manner that reflects the University’s values as a Christian community where wholeness, spiritual growth and academic success are priorities.
[Paul W. Powell memorial graphic]
12/29/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 29, 2016) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Dr. Paul W. Powell, the Texas Baptist pastor and leader who served as dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary and former chair of Baylor University’s Board of Regents. Powell died Dec. 28 in Tyler at the age of 83.
12/20/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2016) – Baylor University has been named one of the 100 best values among private universities, according to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, which has released its latest list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017.
[Frank Wolf]
12/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 15, 2016) – With people of all faiths currently living through a crisis of religious freedom unparalleled in world history, the United States Congress has taken action and passed H.R.1150-Frank R. Wolf International Religious Freedom Act. Wolf, a former Virginia Congressman and holder of The Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor University, is among those who played a key role for many years in championing international religious freedom.
[Watch A Baylor Christmas]
12/13/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 13, 2016) – “A Baylor Christmas,” an hour-long program produced by KWTX Television from the performances of the Baylor University Symphony Orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor School of Music, will air on Gray Television stations throughout Texas and 12 other states during the Christmas holidays. The musical special also is available via streaming video on Baylor's YouTube channel.
[Jason D. Cook]
12/5/2016
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today announced the appointment of Jason D. Cook as vice president for marketing and communications and chief marketing officer. Cook comes to Baylor from Texas A&M University and will begin a transition to Baylor in mid-December.
10/21/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2016) – Baylor University’s Presidential Search Committee has completed more than 80 hours of listening sessions – both on and off campus – with various groups of faculty, staff, students, alumni, friends and University administrators, who have provided their valuable input regarding the professional and personal characteristics and experiences important to the University’s next president.
[Baylor Xavier 1]
10/20/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 20, 2016) – Baylor University and Xavier University of Louisiana have announced the creation of a domestic exchange program that will expand educational and cultural opportunities for students at both universities.
[LHSON Rendering Atrium]
10/14/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 14, 2016) – At its regular Homecoming meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents today announced a significant gift from Baylor Regent Emeritus Drayton McLane Jr., B.B.A. ’58, his wife, Elizabeth, and the McLane family toward the renovation of Baylor’s Louise Herrington School of Nursing (LHSON) in Dallas.
[Hispanic Education Summit 1]
10/11/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2016) – Baylor University will serve as host of the 7th annual National Hispanic Education Summit on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Bill Daniel Student Center on the Baylor campus.
[Doug Welch]
10/7/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 7, 2016) – Baylor University announced today that Doug Welch, who has served as Associate General Counsel at Baylor University since 2006, has been named as the University’s Chief Compliance Officer (CCO).
10/5/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 5, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the appointment of Kristan Tucker as Baylor’s Title IX Coordinator, effective immediately.
[Gift of Grace Hymn]
10/4/2016
WACO, Texas (Oct. 4, 2016) — Every fall, colleges and universities around the country teem with first-year students, who are excited – and maybe a bit anxious – to begin this new chapter in their lives. For the past nine years, Baylor University freshmen taking those tentative first steps on campus during summer orientation have been welcomed to Baylor in a very meaningful way – with an original hymn of encouragement written especially for them.
[Master Teachers 2016]
8/26/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 26, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the designation of Master Teacher – the highest honor granted to Baylor faculty members for sustained excellence in teaching – has been conferred on Corey P. Carbonara, Ph.D., professor of film and digital media, College of Arts & Sciences; T. Laine Scales, Ph.D., professor of higher education, School of Education, and associate dean of graduate studies and professional development, Graduate School; and Gaynor I. Yancey, D.S.W., professor of social work, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work.
[Baylor skyline]
8/23/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 23, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland today provided a progress report on the implementation of recommendations for improving the University’s response to sexual violence. The recommendations resulted from the University’s external investigation launched last fall.
[Chris Holmes]
8/18/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 18, 2016) – Baylor University Interim President David E. Garland has announced the appointment of Christopher W. Holmes as the University’s General Counsel, effective immediately.
[Nagasaki Cross Pat Neff Hall]
8/9/2016
WACO, Texas (Aug. 9, 2016) – As the world remembers the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, on Aug. 9, 1945, Baylor University will begin a year-long hosting of the Nagasaki Cross, a sculpture made of materials salvaged from a middle school building damaged by the blast.
[Great Colleges 2016]
7/25/2016
WACO, Texas (July 25, 2016) – For the sixth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite Honor Roll status as a “2016 Great College to Work For,” according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education, a top trade publication for colleges and universities.
[Truett Seminary Spire]
7/22/2016
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2016) – Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved a new joint master’s degree program that links the faculties, resources and classes of two of Baylor’s premier schools, George W. Truett Theological Seminary and the School of Education. The board also heard reports on Title IX and diversity, approved the lowest percentage tuition increase in more than 20 years and focused its retreat on best practices in board governance.
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