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.”
Baylor in Washington On Topic with Ken Starr Appearance Requests

Ken Starr's Messages

Alumni & Friends, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages
5/28/2015
Celebrating our history, recognizing the promise of the future, and honoring our passionate servants.
Alumni & Friends, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages, Messages to the Baylor Family
3/17/2015
As the University’s motto – Pro Ecclesia, Pro Texana ­– suggests, Baylor University strives dutifully to serve the interests of both church and community. That is why we are asking you to join us as we prepare for an historic celebration of Christian worship at Baylor’s beautiful McLane Stadium.
Baylor in Washington, Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr in the News, Ken Starr's Messages
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.
Alumni & Friends, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Ken Starr's Messages, Messages to the Baylor Family
2/2/2015
Committee will begin national search for the next Vice President for University Development.

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
6/1/2015
WACO, Texas (June 1, 2015) – Five years ago today, Judge Ken Starr officially began his service as president of Baylor University – by running the Bear Trail – as the distinguished academician, lawyer, public servant and sixth-generation Texan became only the 14th president of Texas’ oldest continuously operating institution of higher education.
Alumni & Friends, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages
5/28/2015
Celebrating our history, recognizing the promise of the future, and honoring our passionate servants.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
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.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
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.

Ken Starr in the News

Ken Starr in the News
6/1/2015
May 31, 2015
Sunday front-page story about the Baylor Board of Regents re-electing Richard Willis to serve a fourth one-year term as board chairman, which coincides with Baylor’s remarkable rise over the past several years. “[Richard] Willis is a very experienced and wise businessperson who loves Baylor deeply, and who sets a shining example of generosity and philanthropy,” Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr said. “I tell people all the time, when the board, faculty and administration are on the same page, we can do a lot of great things, and I think that’s the case,” said Willis. “We’re very fortunate that we all are trying to do the right thing to grow Baylor. I think it’s a good time as well because we are focused on growth, and we’re always focused on the students.” (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, covers the board and helped facilitate the interviews.)
Ken Starr in the News
6/1/2015
June 1, 2015
A public light show hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation, city of Waco and Baylor is scheduled for Tuesday night to formally dedicate the new LED-lighted bridges on Interstate 35 across the Brazos River. Mayor Malcolm Duncan Jr. and Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr are among those who will speak at the event, which will show the programmable lighting system’s full array of colors and patterns.
Ken Starr in the News
5/14/2015
May 12, 2015
Column by Kathleen Parker focuses on how “conservative Christians in the country that codified freedom of religion have been placed on the defensive” over several issues, including the Affordable Care Act and Hobby Lobby decisions. In the column, Parker mentions last year’s On Topic conversation in Washington, D.C., between Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and attorney Alan Dershowitz, who agreed “that the state should always go to extra lengths to protect religious liberty whenever possible.” Parker’s columns are syndicated nationally by The Washington Post and appear in more than 400 media outlets. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for Baylor Media Communications, assisted with media coverage of the D.C. event in March 2014.)
Ken Starr in the News
5/11/2015
May 6, 2015
Katie Jo Baumgardner Luningham, B.A. ’11 (University Scholar, great texts, political science) and third-year law student at Notre Dame Law School, has received the Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award, one of the highest national awards for student legal writing, for her paper “Resisting Rulemaking: Challenging the Montana Settlement’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Blueprint” that was published last year in the Notre Dame Law Review. While at Baylor, Luningham was an undergraduate assistant to Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr.

Op-Eds from Ken Starr

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages, Op-Eds from Ken Starr
11/29/2014
Thanksgiving is not only a time of feasting, in the spirit of the Pilgrims, of Samoset, Squanto, Massasoit and the Wampanoag tribe. It is a sweet time of families coming together, pausing to give thanks.
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.