Carr Appointed Interim Vice President for Marketing and CommunicationsApril 21, 2006
Contact: Lori Fogleman, director of media relations, (254) 710-6275
Baylor University President John M. Lilley announced today the appointment of Paul H. Carr as interim vice president for marketing and communications, effective May 1. Carr, who currently serves as director of marketing communications, will succeed Larry D. Brumley, who has resigned to accept an administrative post at Mercer University.
"I appreciate Paul's willingness to accept these additional responsibilities in the interim while we conduct a search for a new vice president for marketing and communications," Lilley said. "He has a good grasp of this important function at the university."
"I am honored to be asked by President Lilley to serve the university in this capacity," Carr said. "This is a great time to be at Baylor. Our national reputation for academic excellence is growing; the number of students wanting to come to Baylor is at a record level; and the impact of Baylor students in service and ministry in Waco and our national society is remarkable. I enjoy being part of the team that helps share that story with others."
Carr graduated magna cum laude from Baylor in 1983 with a degree in journalism. He has served as director of marketing communications for Baylor since September 2001. Prior to returning to the university, he was a reporter for the Waco Tribune-Herald and San Antonio Business Journal, a press aide for a congressional candidate in North Carolina and for an Arizona congressman in Washington, D.C., print media director for a 10,000-member church in San Antonio, and owner of his own San Antonio publications company primarily serving hospitals and physicians.
At Baylor, he manages a creative team that produces the major marketing materials for the university, as well as the publications used for recruiting undergraduates. The number of awards his group has won in recent years has established Baylor as trend-setter in higher education marketing circles.
He served a leading role on a presidential committee creating the university's graphic standards in 2004; was the senior report writer for the university's NCAA 10-year Self Study in 2005, and currently is chairing the narrative team for the 10-year accreditation process at Baylor for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
He is on the board of trustees for Waco Baptist Academy, and is active with the China Spring Band Boosters and the Central Texas Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Carr is a member of the University and College Designers Association, Baptist Communicators Association, the public relations group in the Association of Southern Baptist Colleges and Schools, and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education.
He and his wife, Amy, also a Baylor graduate, are members of Highland Baptist Church. They have three children: Sarah, Annie and Jonathan.