Baylor Professor Honored by Texas House of RepresentativesSept. 8, 1997
by Alan Hunt
WACO, Texas - The Texas House of Representatives recently passed a resolution honoring Dr. Nancy Upton of Baylor University for the "many significant contributions she has made as an educator."
The resolution states that Upton has enhanced the quality of higher education in the Lone Star State in "countless ways," and "she is indeed worthy of special praise and recognition at this time."
A member of the Baylor faculty since 1983, Upton directed the John F. Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship for many years and is recognized as a leading authority in the field of entrepreneurship and family business. She was the founder and first director of the Institute for Family Business for 10 years and has received numerous accolades for her innovative projects and research.
She holds the Ben H. Williams Professorship in Entrepreneurship and provides leadership to the Entrepreneurial Studies Program in the Hankamer School of Business.
"Under her leadership, the center was recognized by Success Magazine as one of the top 25 programs in the country and one of the top five by U.S. News & World Report," the House resolution points out. "This esteemed educator has further contributed to her chosen field through her involvement with several organizations, and she also serves on a number of family business boards."
Upton served as scholar-in-residence for the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Inc. at the Kansas City-based Kauffman Foundation. She was recognized recently as the Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year by the U.S. Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and last year the Southwestern Business Deans' Association selected her as the recipient of its award for Innovative Achievement in Curriculum Design and Program Development.