Presidential News

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5/15/2015
WACO, Texas (May 15, 2015) – At its spring meeting today, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to establish a new Ph.D. program in entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School of Business and approved $1.1 million for the design and construction of the Simpson Strength and Performance Center in the Simpson Athletics and Academic Center.
[Winfred Moore]
5/9/2015
WACO, Texas (May 9, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Texas Baptist leader and Regent Emeritus Dr. Winfred Moore, who died Friday in Amarillo at the age of 95.
[Matthew Lindner]
5/6/2015
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Matthew B. Lindner and his father, Carl H. Lindner III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. The gift will help make the Film and Digital Media program, currently housed within the Department of Communication, a freestanding department within the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Matthew Lindner and his father, Carl, each gave $1 million as part of the collective gift to the University.
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5/1/2015
WACO, Texas (May 1, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that it has received $434,625 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program.
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4/23/2015
WACO, Texas (April 23, 2015) – Baylor University and Temple College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
[Billy Ray Hearn]
4/21/2015
WACO, Texas (April 21, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the death of Billy Ray Hearn, a distinguished Baylor graduate and former University Regent renowned as the “father” of contemporary Christian music. Hearn died April 15 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 85.
[Dr. Todd Still]
2/25/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 25, 2015) – Following a six-month search that drew interest throughout the country from nationally known biblical scholars, seasoned administrators and prominent Texas Baptists, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of New Testament scholar Todd D. Still, Ph.D., as the fifth dean of Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
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2/18/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 18, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Baylor Law School Professor Matt Dawson, a towering figure in the Texas legal profession and a cherished member of the Baylor Law School family. Dawson died Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the age of 98.
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2/13/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 13, 2015) – At its regular February meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents voted to approve a new Ed.D. in K-12 Educational Leadership and authorized $31 million to refurbish Penland Hall, renovate Memorial Dining Hall and expand the Baylor Energy Complex and Electrical Substation to meet the campus energy needs of the future.
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2/5/2015
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2015) – Before an overflow crowd gathered inside (and outside) the National Press Club’s Edward R. Murrow Room, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel discussed a number of issues facing higher education and specifically faith-based universities, including government ratings systems, academic freedom and the value of a faith-based education.
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2/2/2015
WACO, Texas (Feb. 2, 2015) – Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome Catholic University of America President John Garvey and Yeshiva University President Richard Joel for an “On Topic” conversation on the “The State of Higher Education: The Calling of Faith-Based Universities” from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
[Collin College Baylor Bound]
1/26/2015
MCKINNEY, Texas (Jan. 26, 2015) – Baylor University and Collin College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
[Frank Wolf]
1/19/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 19, 2015) – Baylor University announced today that former U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who represented Virginia’s 10th District in Congress from 1981 until his retirement on Jan. 3, has been named the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom.
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1/13/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 13, 2015) — Baylor University is mourning the passing of Ralph Storm, a distinguished alumnus, former Trustee/Regent and Founders Medallion recipient, who with his late wife, Jean, lived a life devoted to God, each other, their family and alma mater. Ralph Storm died Jan. 7 in California.
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1/9/2015
WACO, Texas (Jan. 9, 2015) — Baylor University and President Ken Starr will host a luncheon conversation among Central Texas superintendents and local pastors to explore the ways pastors can support local teachers and schools and advocate for high-quality public education in their communities and across Texas. The event will take place at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary, located at 1100 S. Third Street.
[Dr. Edwin Trevathan]
12/22/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 22, 2014) – Following a global search led by a committee representing Baylor University faculty, staff and students, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., dean and professor of epidemiology in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University and professor of neurology and pediatrics at SLU’s School of Medicine, as executive vice president and provost.
[Susie and Jerry Wilson]
12/18/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 18, 2014) – Baylor University today announced a $2 million gift from Jerry and Susie Wilson of Dallas that will establish an endowed chair in religious freedom to support the University’s educational mission and its Institute for Studies of Religion.
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12/9/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 9, 2014) – Thirty Baylor University students in the university’s first Philanthropy Lab course spent the fall semester learning more than just the history and philosophy of giving back. They also gained $100,000 worth of real-world experience.
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12/5/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 5, 2014) – Just months after opening McLane Stadium, the magnificent new on-campus home of Baylor football on the banks of the Brazos River, Baylor University today dedicated its newest “jewel on the Brazos” – the $18.1 million Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium.
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12/2/2014
WACO, Texas (Dec. 2, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced that Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer, effective immediately. He had been serving in an interim capacity since July.
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11/14/2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 14, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of beloved former First Lady and Founders Medallion recipient Mary McCall, who passed away Nov. 13, at the age of 95. The wife of Baylor’s 10th President and later Chancellor Abner W. McCall, Mary’s servant heart, grace and passion for supporting the University’s students have left an indelible mark on the lives of generations of Baylor men and women.
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11/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will welcome Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy to the Baylor campus for “On Topic With President Ken Starr,” a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in Waco Hall.
[Mary Jo and William K. Robbins]
10/31/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 31, 2014) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents announced a significant gift from William K. and Mary Jo Robbins of Houston that will name the University’s newest academic unit focused on health-related education and research – the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University.
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10/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2014) — For the second year in a row, Baylor University took the lead on the last day of the Baylor vs. TCU Young Alumni Challenge after a close race, raising nearly $39,000 from 1,011 Baylor young alumni. The fundraising competition, dubbed the I-35 Battle Royale, began Sept. 24 and ended Oct. 8.
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9/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Sept. 29, 2014) – A Congressional Dialogue featuring San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro on public policy approaches to reduce domestic hunger will be among the highlights of the national “Together at the Table: Hunger and Poverty Summit” Oct. 1-3 at Baylor University. The annual Summit, now in its sixth year, brings together more than 350 leaders and practitioners from across the country to share their knowledge and expertise on addressing poverty, with a specific emphasis on food insecurity.
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