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

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages, Messages to the Baylor Family
2/3/2016
With a new semester underway and a year of promise and opportunity before us as a caring and dynamic Baylor community, I write to provide you with an update about Title IX, Baylor’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and the ongoing external review we commissioned in the fall. Many of you have participated in our Title IX training activities and “It’s on Us” awareness campaign, and I am deeply grateful for your willingness to help ensure that Baylor is a safe campus, free from harassment, discrimination and interpersonal violence. Together we are developing a campus culture that is educated about interpersonal violence and responsive to those who have experienced sexual violence.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages
1/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of faculty, staff and students to the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD).
Ken Starr's Messages
12/19/2015
Not only is this our December graduation, but Christmas itself is right around the corner. Families will gather together; trees beautifully trimmed; Christmas Eve services dutifully attended; last-minute shopping expeditions quickly completed; and age-old traditions faithfully honored.
Alumni & Friends, Current Students, Faculty & Staff, Ken Starr's Messages
12/15/2015
May the gift of living water, overflowing from the fountain of His grace, refresh and sustain you at Christmas and always.

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr

Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages, Messages to the Baylor Family
2/3/2016
With a new semester underway and a year of promise and opportunity before us as a caring and dynamic Baylor community, I write to provide you with an update about Title IX, Baylor’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and the ongoing external review we commissioned in the fall. Many of you have participated in our Title IX training activities and “It’s on Us” awareness campaign, and I am deeply grateful for your willingness to help ensure that Baylor is a safe campus, free from harassment, discrimination and interpersonal violence. Together we are developing a campus culture that is educated about interpersonal violence and responsive to those who have experienced sexual violence.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
1/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) - Baylor University will commemorate the life and legacy of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by participating in the national MLK Day of Service on Monday, Jan. 18, 2016, and joining together at numerous events throughout the Waco and university communities.
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr, Ken Starr's Messages
1/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of faculty, staff and students to the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD).
Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr
1/15/2016
WACO, Texas (Jan. 15, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the appointment of 13 faculty, staff and students to the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD).

Ken Starr in the News

Ken Starr in the News
1/4/2016
Jan. 1, 2016
Waco Tribune-Herald opinion editor Bill Whitaker writes about the favorite columns written by Waco citizens over the past year, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. “Unlike many university presidents, [he] actually delights in history and law; writes with a certain, much-appreciated eloquence; and has the ability to trigger deep reflection. Every year I internalize some nugget of truth in one of his pieces. In this case, he paid tribute jointly to Pope Francis on occasion of the pontiff’s historic visit to the United States and the late Diana Garland, inaugural dean of the Baylor School of Social Work which now bears her name. The school has aided in efforts to battle Waco’s chronic poverty. I found Judge Starr’s column tremendously moving.”
Ken Starr in the News
12/14/2015
Dec. 13, 2015
Report on an international conference on global Christian persecution held in Rome at the Pontifical Urbaniana University, which featured speakers ranging from Christian leaders of communities facing persecution to academics and higher education leaders, including Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr. As part of “Under Caesar’s Sword: The International Conference on Christian Response to Persecution,” Judge Starr moderated a keynote conversation on religious liberty in the Americas and Europe.
Ken Starr in the News
11/30/2015
Nov. 26, 2015
The Baylor-TCU football rivalry dates back to 1899, and as the two teams prepared to play another game in the longstanding and competitive rivalry, KWTX-TV reporter Ethan Hutchins found a piece of Baylor-TCU lore in Baylor’s Texas Collection that hasn't seen the light of day for decades. Interviewed for the story on “Bruin the Bear” are Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and University Archivist Amanda Norman. (Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president of Baylor Media Communications, helped arrange the interviews.)
Ken Starr in the News
11/30/2015
Nov. 26, 2015
Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr and First Lady Alice Starr were among volunteers who prepared more than 400 Thanksgiving meals to be delivered to people in Waco, Bellmead, Hewitt, Woodway and China Springs. Volunteers were brought together by a collaboration between Meals & Wheels and Scottish Rite Bodies. “We all have blessings, and we can count them in different ways, but it’s so wonderful to reach out to our seniors,” Starr said.

Op-Eds from Ken Starr

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.”
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.