Baylor Alumni Association Names Phillips Distinguished AlumniJan. 14, 1998
WACO, Texas - The Baylor University Alumni Association will honor Thomas R. Phillips, chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court, at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, in the Barfield Drawing Room during the Distinguished Alumni Banquet.
The Alumni Association will present three honorees with the Distinguished Alumni Award during the ceremony. In addition to Phillips, award recipients are Dallas attorney P. Oswin Chrisman and Baylor administrator Dr. William D. Hillis. The award recognizes outstanding achievements of the recipients in their respective professions. Baylor President Robert B. Sloan, Jr. will present the awards. Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock will introduce Phillips.
Phillips graduated summa cum laude from Baylor in 1971 and graduated from Harvard Law School in 1974. He has served as chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court since 1988. Phillips has twice won re-election as chief justice in 1990 and 1996. He also served seven years as a district judge in Harris County.
He has earned numerous awards and honors including Appellate Judge of the Year, the Excellence in Government award and the Outstanding Texas Leader award. Phillips has served Baylor as a member of the Sesquicentennial Council of 150 and the College Advisory Council.
For more information, contact the Alumni Association at (254) 710-1121.