President and Chancellor Ken Starr

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Ken Starr

“With its great tradition in the Christian world and its growing international reputation as a research university that continues to care deeply about undergraduate education, Baylor is poised to have an increasingly expanding global impact.”
On Topic with Ken Starr - Compelling conversations. Contemporary issues. with special guest Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy - November 18, 2014 Pro Futuris: A Strategic Vision for Baylor University Appearance Requests

Ken Starr's Messages

Alumni & Friends, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Ken Starr's Messages, Messages to the Baylor Family
11/19/2014
As often happens on our beautiful campus, the extended Texas summer has quickly given way to chilly temperatures that remind us that winter is right around the corner. These nippy mornings give rise, however, to very warm hearts as we call to mind the joy of Thanksgiving, followed quickly by the bright promise of Christmas. With abundant blessings enlivening our days and inspiring our dreams, I bring you warm greetings from Baylor University.
Baylor in Washington, Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
9/17/2014
On this very day 227 years ago, the last of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention emerged from what we now call Independence Hall.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages
9/3/2014
In vibrant images broadcast on national television to tens of millions of households across the globe, we flung “our green and gold afar.” Viewers beheld firsthand the spectacular beauty not only of McLane Stadium, but of our campus and community as well.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages
9/3/2014
With the inaugural game at McLane Stadium on August 31, Baylor Nation honored the founding donors whose generosity launched the effort.

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
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 11th 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.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr in the News
11/13/2014
Nov. 12, 2014
Editorial about a bipartisan and high-profile group of lawyers, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, who have filed a brief seeking to have abuse of power felony charges against Texas Governor Rick Perry thrown out, arguing the indictment against him is constitutionally flawed. “It’s not so much that a group of lawyers and legal scholars have filed an amicus brief seeking to convince a judge to dismiss charges leveled at Gov. Rick Perry for abuse of power, it’s that it includes heavyweights from both parties and opposite ends of the political spectrum. In this day when party loyalty is paramount, this rare coming together for justice means something,” the editorial board states.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
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.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr in the News
11/10/2014
Nov. 8, 2014
New York Times Page A-1 profile of Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr on his leadership and successes at Baylor and his leading role as the NCAA faces big questions on the future of amateurism in college athletics. “While Mr. Starr has spent the past decade in academia, sports have made being president of a university in one of the high-profile athletic conferences a political job, and lately he has returned to the corridors of power to defend the establishment,” writes Times sportswriter Marc Tracy, who visited the Baylor campus Oct. 10-11. Among those quoted in the story are President Starr; Ken Gormley, dean of Duquesne University Law School; Texas Supreme Court Justice Don Willett, B.B.A. ’88; Scott Drew, head men’s basketball coach at Baylor; and Drayton McLane Jr., B.B.A. ’58, Baylor Regent Emeritus.

Ken Starr in the News

Ken Starr in the News
11/17/2014
Nov. 14, 2014
Baylor University’s “On Topic” lecture series with President and Chancellor Ken Starr will welcome Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy on Tuesday evening. The couple, who inspired the 2009 award-winning film “The Blind Side,” will speak on faith, Christian family values and social service.
Ken Starr in the News
11/17/2014
Nov. 14, 2014
Mary McCall, widow of the late Baylor President and Chancellor Abner McCall, died Nov. 13 at the age of 95. “We celebrate today the life and legacy of Mary McCall, whose service to Baylor University was informed by her strong faith and whose dedication touched the lives of so many of our Baylor men and women,” said Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. “We mourn Mary’s passing, yet we rejoice at her life and Christian legacy. Mary invested in Baylor as a student, a professor’s wife, a parent, an alumna and as first lady, and for her truly selfless service, we give heartfelt gratitude.”
Ken Starr in the News
11/17/2014
Nov. 16, 2014
Earlier this month, The New York Times highlighted Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr’s growing role in defending the institution of college athletics amid concerns such as student-athletes’ injuries, academic preparation and whether to pay student-athletes. In May, Judge Starr testified against unionization of student-athletes before the U.S. House Education and Workforce Committee. On Sunday, The Waco Tribune-Herald published a condensed Q&A with Judge Starr, based on his written responses to questions from the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation concerning reforms on college campuses involving athletics.
Ken Starr in the News
11/13/2014
Nov. 9, 2014
Some of the nation’s best-known lawyers and legal scholars, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr, have filed a request in state district court for a judge to dismiss felony charges against Gov. Rick Perry, saying the indictment against him is unconstitutional and criminalizes “ordinary political acts.”

Op-Eds from Ken Starr

Baylor in Washington, Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
9/17/2014
On this very day 227 years ago, the last of the 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention emerged from what we now call Independence Hall.
Ken Starr in the News, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
7/1/2014
In this opinion piece, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr lauds the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case on Monday as a “powerful blow for religious liberty” — one that also is good for Texas and business. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, helped place this op-ed.)
Ken Starr in the News, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
6/16/2014
June 15, 2014
Guest column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr about the hundreds of Baylor students studying abroad this summer or serving on University-sponsored mission trips that help bring hope and encouragement to some of the world’s poorest people. Specifically, Judge Starr writes about a week-long inspirational journey of a group of 30 Baylor alumni and friends led by Todd Still, Ph.D., The William H. Hinson Professor of Christian Scriptures at Truett Seminary. The journey took the Baylor delegation to magnificent Grecian ports of call in retracing the Apostle Paul’s second missionary journey.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
5/16/2014
Should student-athletes unionize? The National Labor Relations Board’s regional director thinks yes, characterizing Northwestern football players as "employees." This misguided ruling has far-reaching legal, regulatory and financial implications that will significantly and adversely affect the future of intercollegiate athletics.