Truett Seminary Announces New Student Services Director

April 1, 1999

by Lori Scott Fogleman

René Maciel has been named director of student services at Baylor University's George W. Truett Theological Seminary, Dean Bradley Creed announced today. He will begin his new position at Truett on May 24.

"René Maciel's professional involvements, educational background and commitment to ministry commend him to the role of director of student services at Truett Seminary," Creed said. "We believe seminary students will benefit from the experience he has across the spectrum of Baptist church life."

At Truett, Maciel will be oversee all aspects of student services, including admissions, recruitment, orientation, financial aid, student life activities for Truett students and placement.

"My family and I are excited about coming back to Baylor and being in on the groundbreaking of an exciting time of growth for Truett Seminary," Maciel said. "I look forward to recruiting students for Truett, helping them find placement when they complete their degrees and just being involved in students' lives."

Maciel comes to Truett from New Mexico Baptist Children's Home in Portales, N.M., where he served as assistant administrator from 1993-97 and, for the past two years, as administrator. Maciel has also been involved in admissions and recruitment at Texas Baptist universities, working as director of admissions at Hardin-Simmons University from 1990-93 and assistant director in the office of school relations at Baylor from 1985-1990. A native of Tucumcari, N.M., Maciel received his B.B.S. in religion and church recreation from Hardin-Simmons in 1981 and his master's degree in educational psychology from Baylor in 1991.

Maciel's wife, Sabrina, also received degrees from Hardin-Simmons and Baylor in speech pathology. They have two children, Brianna, 10, and Carmen, 6. Maciel is the son of current Baylor regent Charles Maciel, pastor of Ambler Baptist Church in Abilene.

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