Presidential News

WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) - Baylor University will commemorate the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the national MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, and joining together at numerous events throughout the Waco and university communities.
[Pat Neff Hall]
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of faculty, staff and students to the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD).
WACO, Texas (Dec. 17, 2015) – “A Baylor Christmas,” an hour-long program created from the performances of the orchestra and combined choirs of the Baylor University School of Music, will air on Gray Television stations throughout Texas and nine other states during the Christmas holidays.
[Billy and Elaine Williams]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 16, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Billy Williams, B.B.A. ’63, a former football letterwinner, successful businessman and generous benefactor of the University and its students. Williams died Dec. 14 at the age of 74.
[Dr. Richard Scott]
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Richard C. Scott, D.B.A., who served the university for nearly 40 years as a faculty member, dean and vice president of development. Scott died Nov. 24 in Waco. He was 81.
[Jacob Imam]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 30, 2015) – Jacob Imam, a senior University Scholar at Baylor University, has been selected as one of 32 American university students – and the only student from a Texas university – to receive the prestigious 2016 Marshall Scholarship. The announcement of the award was made today by the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission, which includes eight regional committees who select the recipients.
[Texas Tribune Symposium]
WACO, Texas (Nov. 6, 2015) – The Texas Tribune, in partnership with Baylor University, will host a free, open-to-the-public, daylong Symposium on Higher Education from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Baylor Club in Waco. In addition to the panel discussions, the event will feature a conversation with Evan Smith, The Texas Tribune’s CEO and editor-in-chief, and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.
[spirit of sports]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 28, 2015) – "The Spirit of Sports," a symposium hosted by Baylor University's Institute for Faith and Learning, will feature more than 120 presentations by athletes, sports chaplains, college administrators and faculty, coaches and journalists as they explore the moral and cultural significant of sports from a religious perspective.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 26, 2015) - Baylor University President and Chancellor, Judge Ken Starr, will join Fifth Circuit Judge Thomas M. Reavley and District of Columbia Circuit Judge Sri Srinivasan at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion on the difference between the rule of law and the rule of judges.
[Fountain Dedication Dr. Rosenbalm]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2015) – Heavy rain on the Baylor University campus did not dampen the spirits of those who gathered Friday to celebrate the dedication of the Rosenbalm Fountain, the centerpiece of a beautification and improvement project that has revived a part of campus central to many of Baylor’s great traditions.
[Rosenbalm Fountain]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2015) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents today celebrated the announcement of a lead gift and approved the first phase of a planned golf practice facility near campus for Baylor’s nationally recognized men’s and women’s golf teams. Homecoming Weekend also included the Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards dinner, dedication of the Rosenbalm Fountain and unveiling of the new Eternal Flame structure.
[BANC dedication]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Baylor University celebrated the official ribbon cutting and dedication of the $8.5 million Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center (BANC), one of the university’s newest on-campus athletics facilities located on the Brazos River, during a special event on Friday, Oct. 16.
[Hunger Summit]
WACO, Texas (Oct. 6, 2015) – Several members of the National Commission on Hunger are coming together at the national Together at the Table: Hunger & Poverty Summit at Baylor University, Oct. 7-9, to discuss their experience on the Commission and what they hope to see come of their work, in the near and long-term future.
[Dave Rosselli]
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2015) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced today that Dave Rosselli, executive director of institutional advancement at the University of Southern California (USC), will join the president’s leadership team as vice president for university development, effective Nov. 2.
[Bill Bailey]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of distinguished alumnus, Waco businessman and former Regent A. W. “Bill” Bailey Jr., who died Aug. 19 in Waco. He was 86.
[Truett Seminary]
WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2015) – Baylor University’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary will have a Service of Dedication at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, and a Convocation and Installation Service at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 25. Both events will be held in the Paul Powell Chapel at Truett Seminary.
WACO, Texas (July 27, 2015) - Baylor University is mourning the tragic passing of incoming freshman Alger Ben Baker III, who died in a car accident July 25 in Plano.
[Hankamer School of Business]
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.
[U.S. Capitol]
WASHINGTON (July 22, 2015) – A bipartisan group of national thought leaders, including Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, has called upon Congress to take action now to develop a national strategy addressing the tragic global crisis in religious freedom.
[Camp Success2]
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $10 million to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will transform its students’ educational experience, expand its service to those with speech-language needs in Texas and position the department for national impact as a leader in the field of speech language pathology.
WACO, Texas (July 20, 2015) – For the fifth consecutive year, Baylor University has attained elite honor roll status in the “Great Colleges to Work For” survey released today by The Chronicle of Higher Education. No other university in the history of the survey has made the Great Colleges honor roll more than Baylor, according to ModernThink LLC, the firm that conducts the annual survey of faculty and staff at 281 colleges and universities.
[Judge Starr Doc Anderson presentation]
WACO, Texas (June 29, 2015) – State Rep. Charles “Doc” Anderson, R-District 56, congratulated Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today on his fifth anniversary as the University’s leader with a special presentation.
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Five years ago today, Judge Ken Starr officially began his service as president of Baylor University – with an early morning run on the Bear Trail – as the distinguished academician, lawyer, public servant and sixth-generation Texan became only the 14th president of Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher education.
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WACO, Texas (May 15, 2015) – At its spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish a new Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center.
[Winfred Moore]
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Texas Baptist leader and Regent Emeritus Dr. Winfred Moore, who died Friday in Amarillo at the age of 95.
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