Baylor Names Kilgore University Host

Feb. 6, 1998

Jeff Kilgore, assistant director for programs and marketing for the Baylor University Alumni Association, has recently accepted the position of director of Wiethorn Visitors Center and university host.

Kilgore will coordinate the numerous summer camps held at the university. He also will handle the needs of thousands of visitors to the campus each year, which will include more business and professional conferences, according to Dr. Stan Madden, vice president for university marketing at Baylor.

Kilgore said he looks forward to the challenges of his new position.

"It is important that the visitors and constituencies of the university receive the best possible accommodations when they visit the campus," he said. "I hope to continue the high standards of excellence that have been established."

Kilgore joined the staff of the Alumni Association in 1995. Before that, he served Baylor as an assistant baseball coach and university instructor for two years.

Kilgore lettered four years for the Baylor baseball team as a pitcher and served as a team captain. A 1985 graduate of Midway High School, he earned all-state honors for the Panthers. He is the son of Luke and Patsy Kilgore of Hewitt.

Beginning his new responsibilities on Monday, Kilgore replaces Jack Thornton who retires at the end of May after more than 40 years of service to the university. Thornton will advise Kilgore as he starts his new position.

Madden said the Baylor family would miss Thornton.

"Jack Thornton redefined the terms commitment and excellence," Madden said. "He did an outstanding job and was a credit to Baylor."

For more information contact Kilgore at (254) 710-1921.

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