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 David Brooks - March 2, 2016 Baylor in Washington Appearance Requests

Ken Starr's Messages

Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
5/3/2016
On Saturday, a historic vote yielded a unified alumni outreach program for Baylor University.
Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
4/4/2016
Since its founding in 1845, Baylor University has been a place of unwavering commitment to the Christian faith. Indeed, our devotion to Christ’s inspiring message of compassion and healing compels us to care deeply for one another, as well as for “the least of these.”
Alumni & Friends, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Ken Starr's Messages, Messages to the Baylor Family
2/12/2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 12, 2016) -- Baylor University’s Board of Regents today received and approved an administrative action plan to prevent acts of sexual violence on campus and to improve treatment and services for all those impacted by interpersonal violence.
Ken Starr's Messages
2/9/2016
“Last evening, our students came together as a family. They displayed great poise and maturity during the vigil at Allbritton House and in the prayer service that followed at our beloved Truett Seminary.

We hear your voices loud and clear. You want us to continue to improve. And you want definitive, responsible actions after we receive the insights and recommendations from Pepper Hamilton. You have my word on both.”

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
5/13/2016
WACO, Texas (May 13, 2016) – At its regular spring meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents attended to a variety of matters related to the business of the University. The Board received a comprehensive briefing from Pepper Hamilton LLP, whose services were retained by the Board in September 2015 to conduct an independent and external investigation of the University’s response to reports of sexual and interpersonal violence. Over the coming weeks, the Board will carefully consider the information provided in the briefing and determine how to decisively act upon Pepper Hamilton’s findings and recommendations. The members of the Board will be guided by their faith as they make significant decisions for the welfare of Baylor students, the direction of the institution and the good of Baylor Nation.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
4/29/2016
HOUSTON, Texas (April 29, 2016) – Baylor University has received $340,575 from ExxonMobil and its employees through the ExxonMobil Foundation’s 2015 Educational Matching Gift Program. Representatives from ExxonMobil presented Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr with the check during an April 28 ceremony celebrating the generosity of ExxonMobil and the impact the contributions continue to have on the University. The ceremony was part of a “Baylor Day” held by Baylor alumni at ExxonMobil’s new campus in Houston.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
4/27/2016
WACO, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County 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.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
4/20/2016
WACO, Texas (April 20, 2016) – Following a unanimous recommendation from the university search committee, Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of L. Gregory Jones, Ph.D., senior strategist for leadership education at Duke Divinity School and the Ruth W. and A. Morris Williams Jr. Professor of Theology and Christian Ministry, as executive vice president and provost, effective May 16, 2016. His wife, the Rev. Susan Pendleton Jones, associate dean for ministerial formation at Duke Divinity School, also will join Baylor as senior fellow in the Institute for Faith and Learning.

Ken Starr in the News

Ken Starr in the News
5/3/2016
May 3, 2016
Guest column by Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr that addresses the historic vote of the Baylor Alumni Association membership in favor of an agreement with the University that strengthens scholarship support for Baylor students and engagement with all alumni in “unity of purpose.”
Ken Starr in the News
4/19/2016
April 19, 2016
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr was among the featured speakers at a recent Texas A&M symposium of experts and leaders on energy and environment. Judge Starr’s presentation, "Science, Policy and Power: The Supreme Court and Climate Change," was just one of several presentations made by world-renown scientists and experts in many fields.
Ken Starr in the News
4/6/2016
April 6, 2016
Article about a $1 million gift to Baylor to create the David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund that will support mission trips through the Honor College. “We hope our gift will allow many Baylor students to go on mission trips to apply what they have learned — whether that is in engineering, the medical sciences or the humanities — while also sharing the Gospel,” said David Hunt of McLean, Virginia, who along with his wife, Amy, provided the gift. “Baylor University is deeply grateful to David and Amy Hunt for their generosity of spirit, which will allow Baylor students to serve as salt and light to those in need around the globe,” President and Chancellor Ken Starr said.
Ken Starr in the News
3/23/2016
March 22, 2016
Column about atrocities against Christians in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan mentions the upcoming Baylor panel discussion — “The Persecuted Church” — with Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr; former Congressman Frank Wolf, the first holder of the Jerry and Susie Wilson Chair in Religious Freedom at Baylor; and advocates for Middle East Christians. Wolf and D.H. Williams, Ph.D., professor of religion in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences and an organizer for the April 21 event, are quoted. (Terry Goodrich, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, pitched Wolf and Williams as experts and arranged the interviews. She covers faculty and research in the religion department and the Institute for Studies of Religion.)

Op-Eds from Ken Starr

Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
5/3/2016
On Saturday, a historic vote yielded a unified alumni outreach program for Baylor University.
Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
4/4/2016
Since its founding in 1845, Baylor University has been a place of unwavering commitment to the Christian faith. Indeed, our devotion to Christ’s inspiring message of compassion and healing compels us to care deeply for one another, as well as for “the least of these.”
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
9/24/2015
The Pope’s attention to worldwide religious persecution is both timely and urgent. We are witnessing a tragic, global crisis in religious freedom — one characterized outside the West by persecution, violence and terrorism, and inside the West by a receding understanding of why religious liberty is necessary for human and social flourishing.
Ken Starr in the News, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
7/13/2015
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr praised the work and motivations of Baylor’s Board of Regents and the “rich and mutually supportive relationship” shared between Baylor’s administration and board in this op-ed published Sunday, July 12, 2015. “The many contributions of Baylor’s volunteer regent board — which now includes regents representing faculty, students and alumni — to Baylor’s remarkable recent success cannot be overstated. With their time, talent and treasure, the energetic alumni and generous donors who constitute our board of regents are skillfully guiding the university with integrity and distinction. The members of Baylor’s volunteer board merit our heartfelt thanks, as they continue their work to ensure that the light emanating from our cherished university will, by God’s grace, shine ever more brightly into the future.”