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.”
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Ken Starr's Messages

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
5/19/2014
Judge Ken Starr addressed the graduates of the Baylor Class of 2014, challenging them to a 1-8 mission.
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.

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
8/15/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 15, 2014) - The closing of summer at Baylor University also marks the completion of degrees for many Baylor students. Graduating students will walk across the stage and shake the hand of President and Chancellor Ken Starr during Summer Commencement ceremonies Saturday, Aug. 16, in Baylor’s Ferrell Center.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
8/11/2014
WACO, Texas (Aug. 11, 2014) – Baylor University and Blinn 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
7/31/2014
WACO, Texas (July 31, 2013) – Baylor University is grieved at the loss of alumnus and former McAllen mayor Jack Allen Whetsel of Austin, formerly of McAllen, who passed away July 29, 2014. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, at First Presbyterian Church, 104 S. 12th Street, in McAllen.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
7/21/2014
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2014) - For the fourth year in a row, Baylor University joined an elite group of universities named to <i>The Chronicle of Higher Education</i>’s 2014 Honor Roll as one of the country’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Of only 42 national universities awarded Honor Roll status, Baylor is one of only two universities in the large university category (10,000 or more students) to achieve recognition in 10 of the 11 categories recognizing specific best practices and policies.

Ken Starr in the News

Ken Starr in the News
8/18/2014
Aug. 15, 2014
TWO VIDEO LINKS: More than 90 fifth-through ninth-graders participated in iEngage, a civics engagement summer camp held Aug. 11-15 at Baylor, where they learned how to make a difference in their neighborhoods, schools and communities and build leadership skills. Co-creators of the camp Brooke Blevins, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, and Karon LeCompte, Ph.D., assistant professor of curriculum and instruction in the Baylor School of Education, who said the focus of the camp is to “present students with the idea of civic leadership and the notion of public service at a young age.” On the last day of camp, Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and U.S. Rep. Bill Flores addressed the students about the importance of being engaged in the community. (Tonya Lewis, assistant director of Baylor Media Communications, covers research and faculty in the School of Education and placed this story.)
Ken Starr in the News
8/14/2014
Aug. 14, 2014
Article about Baylor University and Blinn College’s 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. Quoted are Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Blinn College District President Harold Nolte, a Baylor graduate (BSE, '78 and MSE, '80). (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, placed this story and covers university initiatives.)
Ken Starr in the News
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr is quoted in this commentary by Ivan Maisel about today’s NCAA Board of Governors' vote to grant autonomy to the five biggest revenue-producing FBS conferences and Notre Dame. "I am cautiously optimistic," Starr said. "There are so many ramifications, and there is also this abiding concern of unintended consequences."
Ken Starr in the News
8/7/2014
Aug. 7, 2014
VIDEO: Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr joined Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby for a conversation about a key vote that could possibly allow college athletes to get paid. Judge Starr and Commissioner Bowlsby were among the panelists from college athletics and the sports media who discussed the current state of intercollegiate athletics and its place within the context of higher education at a Big 12 Conference-sponsored forum Wednesday in New York City. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, is responsible for media contact with the President’s Office.)

Op-Eds from Ken Starr

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.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr in the News, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
3/27/2014
“Today this event assumes a more majestic quality because of our ability together to affirm the historic role that people of faith have played in the history of this country and the constitutional protections those who profess and express their faith have always demanded and cherished.”