News: Featuring President and Chancellor Ken Starr

May
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.
Apr
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.
Apr
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.
Apr
11
2016
WACO, Texas (April 11, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Palacios, Ph.D., dean for student development in the Division of Student Life and a Baylor faculty member, to the post of special assistant to the President on diversity. With 35 years in higher education, Dr. Palacios has been instrumental in collaborating with students, faculty, staff and the community on a variety of diversity-related advancements. While she will continue her responsibilities as dean, she will begin immediately to devote a portion of her time to this additional role and will work closely with the President and the President's Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) as progress continues in this important area.
Apr
5
2016
WACO, Texas (April 5, 2016) - Baylor University today announced a gift of $1 million from David and Amy Hunt of McLean, Virginia, to create the David and Amy Hunt Christian Missions Endowed Fund. The gift will support mission experiences led by the Honors College, enabling Baylor students to integrate the Christian faith with discipline-specific learning and hands-on service.
Mar
30
2016
WACO, Texas (March 30, 2016) – The President’s Advisory Council on Diversity (PACD) has announced its timeline for facilitating an active campus-wide conversation regarding the University’s Christian commitment to diversity and communicating progress as it works over the coming months.
Mar
22
2016
WACO, Texas (March 22, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr today announced the most recent actions the University will take to continue improvements in the prevention of and response to interpersonal violence in our campus community. These include improvements focused on increasing Title IX Office resources; progress toward expansion of Baylor’s Counseling Center; and enhancements to Baylor’s public safety efforts.
Mar
22
2016
WACO, Texas (March 23, 2016) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr has announced the members of the University’s Provost Search Committee. The Committee is charged with leading the search to identify the University’s next Executive Vice President and Provost.
Mar
8
2016
WACO, Texas (March 8, 2016) – Baylor University and Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) today announced the settlement of all claims in their pending lawsuit. The University and the BAA have come together, motivated by a unity of purpose and a deep and abiding love for Baylor University, to advance a bold, forward-looking agreement that aligns support for Baylor students and engagement with all alumni.
Feb
29
2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 29, 2016) – Baylor University and San Jacinto 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.
Feb
16
2016
WACO, Texas (Feb. 16, 2016) — Baylor University’s Board of Regents has approved two new degree plans — one for a doctoral degree program in computer science that is expected to nearly double research output, and the other for a joint graduate degree program in athletic training that will allow students to enter the workforce sooner. The board took the action on Friday at its regular February meeting.
Feb
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.
Jan
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).
Dec
1
2015
WACO, Texas (Dec. 1, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of Richard C. Scott, D.B.A., who served the university for nearly 40 years as a faculty member, dean and vice president of development. Scott died Nov. 24 in Waco. He was 81.
Oct
23
2015
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2015) – Heavy rain on the Baylor University campus did not dampen the spirits of those who gathered Friday to celebrate the dedication of the Rosenbalm Fountain, the centerpiece of a beautification and improvement project that has revived a part of campus central to many of Baylor’s great traditions.
Oct
23
2015
WACO, Texas (Oct. 23, 2015) – At its annual Homecoming meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents today celebrated the announcement of a lead gift and approved the first phase of a planned golf practice facility near campus for Baylor’s nationally recognized men’s and women’s golf teams. Homecoming Weekend also included the Baylor Meritorious Achievement Awards dinner, dedication of the Rosenbalm Fountain and unveiling of the new Eternal Flame structure.
Oct
19
2015
WACO, Texas (Oct. 19, 2015) – Baylor University celebrated the official ribbon cutting and dedication of the $8.5 million Beauchamp Athletics Nutrition Center (BANC), one of the university’s newest on-campus athletics facilities located on the Brazos River, during a special event on Friday, Oct. 16.
Sep
10
2015
WACO, Texas (Sept. 10, 2015) – Baylor University President and Chancellor Ken Starr announced today that Dave Rosselli, executive director of institutional advancement at the University of Southern California (USC), will join the president’s leadership team as vice president for university development, effective Nov. 2.
Aug
20
2015
WACO, Texas (Aug. 20, 2015) – Baylor University is mourning the passing of distinguished alumnus, Waco businessman and former Regent A. W. “Bill” Bailey Jr., who died Aug. 19 in Waco. He was 86.
Jul
24
2015
WACO, Texas (July 24, 2015) – At its annual summer meeting, Baylor University’s Board of Regents approved $26 million to renovate the Hankamer Cashion Complex and celebrated the announcement of a historic $10 million gift that will catapult the stature of the department of communication sciences and disorders.
Jul
21
2015
WACO, Texas (July 22, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $10 million to the department of communication sciences and disorders that will transform its students’ educational experience, expand its service to those with speech-language needs in Texas and position the department for national impact as a leader in the field of speech language pathology.
May
28
2015
Celebrating our history, recognizing the promise of the future, and honoring our passionate servants.
May
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.
May
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.
May
6
2015
WACO, Texas (May 6, 2015) – Baylor University today announced a gift of $2 million from Matthew B. Lindner and his father, Carl H. Lindner III, of Cincinnati, Ohio, to create the Matthew B. Lindner Endowment for Excellence in Film and Digital Media. The gift will help make the Film and Digital Media program, currently housed within the Department of Communication, a freestanding department within the College of Arts and Sciences, effective June 1. Matthew Lindner and his father, Carl, each gave $1 million as part of the collective gift to the University.
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