Baylor Names Associate Vice President for Communications

April 9, 1997

WACO, Texas -- Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. has named Larry D. Brumley, associate vice president for university relations at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., as Baylor's new associate vice president for communications, where Brumley will lead communications programs at Baylor beginning May 1.

A 1982 graduate of Baylor, Brumley has been responsible for internal and external communications at Mercer since 1991. He has served as Mercer's spokesperson, supervised six full-time public relations professionals and acted as Mercer's licensing administrator. Brumley also has managed communications for the $130 million Mercer 2000: Advancing the Vision Campaign.

"I'm thrilled to be coming back to my alma mater," Brumley said. "Baylor is in a unique position to demonstrate that a comprehensive university with international influence can successfully integrate rigorous academic programs with an environment that encourages Christian growth and commitment."

In 1992 Brumley earned his master of arts degree in mass communications from the University of Oklahoma. The topic of Brumley's thesis was Strategic Planning in Higher Education Public Relations.

Brumley served as director of public relations at Oklahoma Baptist University from 1985 to 1991. He also served as administrative director for OBU's Bison Athletic Association from 1986-1991, where he was responsible for all athletic department fund-raising.

Brumley, who will report to Dr. Stan Madden, vice president for university marketing, is married to the former Emily Roberts, a 1982 Baylor graduate. They have two daughters, Laura, 10, and Amy, 7.

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