Presidential News

[Tommye Lou Davis]
7/10/2014
WACO, Texas (July 10, 2014) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced two appointments to the executive staff of the University. Tommye Lou Davis has been appointed Chief of Staff to the President. Ms. Davis also will retain her responsibilities as Vice President for Constituent Engagement. Juan Alejandro Jr., Ed.D., has been appointed Interim Vice President of Governance and Risk and Chief Compliance Officer. Both currently serve on the President’s Executive Council.
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7/1/2014
WACO, Texas (July 1, 2014) – The Baylor University family is grieving the loss of Ted Getterman of Waco, who passed away July 1, 2014, at the age of 89. A faithful steward, beloved Baylor ambassador and former Waco mayor, Getterman forever changed Baylor’s landscape through his committed service and generous support.
[Baylor Bound 1]
6/18/2014
TYLER, Texas (June 18, 2014) – Baylor University and Tyler Junior College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound program that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas. This is the second of 10 partnerships to be developed between Baylor and strong community colleges across Texas over the next five years as a goal of Pro Futuris.
[BCDD open house 1]
4/1/2014
WACO, Texas (April 1, 2014) – In an effort to provide expanded assessment and therapy services for Central Texas children with developmental disabilities, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Baylor University and McLane Children’s Scott & White today launched the Baylor University Center for Developmental Disabilities (BCDD) during a celebration and open house at the clinic’s new home at Hillcrest MacArthur Center, 2201 MacArthur Dr., in Waco. The ceremony coincided with the first day of National Autism Awareness Month.
3/20/2014
WACO, Texas (March 20, 2014)-- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced today the appointment of members of the University’s Provost Search Committee. The Committee is charged with leading the global search to identify the University’s next Provost.
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3/19/2014
WACO, Texas (March 19, 2014) – Two years ago this month, Baylor University received a visionary gift from distinguished Baylor alumnus and philanthropist Drayton McLane Jr., BBA ’58, and his family to initiate fundraising to support an ambitious dream: a $260 million on-campus football stadium alongside the scenic Brazos River. That single transformational gift – at the time the largest capital gift in University history – initiated unprecedented momentum and launched a fundraising effort that has resulted in record-shattering financial support of Baylor benefiting all areas of the University, from academics to athletics.
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3/7/2014
WACO, Texas (March 7, 2014) - Baylor University today announced a variety of gifts made by alumni and friends to create the Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium, an on-campus, $18.1-million facility whose final design and construction were approved in October by Baylor’s Board of Regents.
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2/24/2014
WACO, Texas (Feb. 24, 2014) - Baylor University is mourning the passing of faithful friend and alumnus Joe E. Baxter of Waco, who died Feb. 22 at his residence.
1/29/2014
WACO, Texas (Jan. 29, 2014) - Baylor University released a statement today and expressed its deepest sympathies for the family of a construction worker who died in an accident while working on the pedestrian bridge at McLane Stadium.
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1/27/2014
WACO, Texas (Jan. 27, 2014) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from Billy and Elaine Williams of Naples, Fla., that will create the Williams Family Soccer and Olympic Sports Center, an on-campus, $3.3-million facility approved by Baylor's Board of Regents at its October 2013 meeting.
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1/16/2014
WACO, Texas (Jan. 16, 2014) - At its first meeting of the spring semester, Baylor University's Faculty Senate presented President and Chancellor Ken Starr with a Senate resolution congratulating him on his recent appointment as Chancellor and commending him for his leadership of the University.
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12/20/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 20, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $3 million from Bob and Laura Beauchamp of Houston that will establish the Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center (BANC), an on-campus facility formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Dec. 19. The Beauchamps' gift will support the construction of a new 12,000-14,000-square-foot dining environment focused on the overall health and performance of student-athletes.
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12/19/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 19, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from the Carlton Family Foundation, led by Bill and Pat Carlton of Little Rock, Ark., that will create the Carlton Family Foundation Dean's Board Room in the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation.
[Foster Campus Architectural Rendering]
12/12/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Ed and Denise Crenshaw of Lakeland, Fla., that will create the Ed and Denise Crenshaw Student Commons within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. The $100 million, 275,000-square-foot Foster Campus will provide a new home for the University's nationally ranked Hankamer School of Business.
[Rome and Starr]
12/6/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 6, 2013) -- Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr will be in Rome to deliver a keynote address of "Christianity and Freedom: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives," an international scholars' conference, on Friday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 14.
[Rendering of Carlile Plaza Entry]
12/4/2013
WACO, Texas (Dec. 4, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from Steve and Penny Carlile of Marshall, Texas, that will create the Steve and Penny Carlile Plaza on the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project whose construction was formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
[Foster Campus Architectural Rendering]
11/21/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 21, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $2.5 million from the Paul and Jane Meyer Family Foundation, based in Waco, Texas, that will establish the Paul and Jane Meyer Conference Center within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major facility project formally approved by Baylor's Board of Regents on Oct. 18.
[Architectural Rendering]
11/12/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 12, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1.5 million from Paul and Carol McClinton of Waco, Texas, that will name the McClinton Family Auditorium within the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, a major new facility on the Baylor campus that will house the University's Hankamer School of Business.
[Judge Ken Starr]
11/11/2013
WACO, Texas (Nov. 11, 2013) - In light of Baylor University's significant progress during the presidency of Judge Ken Starr, the Baylor Board of Regents has voted to extend the contract of President Starr. The Board has assigned Judge Starr the new title of "President and Chancellor." He will continue to serve as the University's chief executive officer. In providing the additional title, the Board has charged the President to work to increase Baylor's influence in the nation and around the world.
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10/17/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 17, 2013) - Kiplinger's Personal Finance has included Baylor University at No. 54 on its list of the country's 100 best values in private colleges. Kiplinger's annual list ranks 100 private universities and 100 liberal arts colleges, which appears online at www.kiplinger.com/links/college.
[Danny and Lenn Prince]
10/15/2013
WACO, Texas (Oct. 15, 2013) - Baylor University today announced a gift from Danny and Lenn Prince of Dallas that will establish the Danny and Lenn Prince Chair in the Baylor School of Social Work.
[Baylor Bound MOU]
9/16/2013
WACO, Texas (Sept. 16, 2013) -- Representatives from McLennan Community College and Baylor University announced today the creation of a formal transfer program known as Baylor Bound. Baylor President Ken Starr and McLennan President Dr. Johnette McKown signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a three-year pilot program to help students transfer more easily between the two institutions.
9/7/2013
Baylor University President Ken Starr issued a statement today following the vote by the membership of the Baylor Alumni Association on a Transition Agreement between the BAA and the University.
[Os Guinness, author of
9/6/2013
WACO, Texas (Sept. 6, 2013) - Baylor University President Ken Starr will welcome prolific writer and social critic Os Guinness, author of the just-released book The Global Public Square: Religious Freedom and the Making of a World Safe for Diversity, for "On Topic," a series of compelling conversations on contemporary issues, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 10, in Waco Hall on the Baylor campus.
9/6/2013
WACO, Texas (Aug. 30, 2013) - Baylor University President Ken Starr stepped away from Pat Neff Hall and slipped back into the University's Lifelong Learning classroom for alumni and friends during the program's "Coffee with President Starr" event today in Barfield Drawing Room.
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