Baylor Regents Adopt Budget, Approve Faculty Appointments

May 17, 1996

DALLAS, Texas - Baylor University's Board of Regents today approved an operating budget of $158 million for the 1996-97 academic year and appointed Dr. Wallace L. Daniel as dean of the College of Arts Sciences during the annual board meeting held at the Baylor University Medical Center.

Daniel, who came to Baylor in 1971, had been serving as chairman of the Department of History. He replaces Dr. William F. Cooper, who is retiring as dean May 31 but will continue to teach in the Department of Philosophy.

Regents also approved spending up to $500,000 to wire Alexander, Kokernot, Martin and portions of Memorial residence halls for installation of computer, video and additional telephone lines.

In other action, Baylor's Regents:

o Approved the appointment of Dr. Kathy A. Whipple to a 3-year term as chairman of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders;

o Approved a new master's degree in the School of Nursing to concentrate on preparing family nurse practitioners, with a focus on rural or economically impoverished areas;

o Approved establishing a B.A. and B.S. major in biochemistry under the Department of Chemistry;

o Approved the appointment of Dr. Terry S. Maness as acting dean of the Hankamer School of Business until a permanent dean is named;

o Approved the appointment of Dr. James L. Williamson as acting dean of the School of Education until a permanent dean is named;

o Viewed and considered marketing and public relations updates and plans from Dr. Stan Madden, vice president for university marketing, and research organizational plans from Dr. J. Clifton Williams, vice president for human resources and planning.

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