The Search for Baylor's 15th President

Baylor University has embarked on a national effort to select the university's 15th president. The next president of Baylor University will lead efforts to further strengthen Baylor's national reputation for excellence in higher education while building upon its rich tradition of Christian commitment. Throughout the presidential search process, this web site will serve as an interactive communications channel, providing information about the work of the search committees as well as an opportunity for you to share your feedback, ideas and suggestions with those engaged in the search process.

About Baylor University

Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

Presidential Search Support Materials

Baylor University's Presidential Search Committee recommends to prospective candidates and others interested in the search for Baylor's 15th president, the Baylor University President Position Specification, Presidential Search Prospectus, and Presidential Search Ad content which can be viewed online. Details about the position and the leadership qualities and characteristics that must be demonstrated by the candidates may be found in the Position Specification document. These characteristics were informed by the input received from hundreds of alumni, faculty, staff, students and community members through listening sessions and input forms.

Presidential Search Process

Representing faculty, staff/administration, students, alumni and the Board of Regents, the search committee will work to receive input from the Baylor Family, select a search firm to assist in their work and recommend several candidates to the Board.

Baylor Family Input

The support of the Baylor family is vitally important to the work of the committee. To ensure the Baylor family is represented, we invite all who share a love for Baylor to provide input regarding the personal and professional qualities and experiences as well as suggested candidates for consideration for Baylor's 15th president. Further, the committee covets your prayers for Baylor University and for their work as they embark on this search.

Contact the Committee

In addition to the Search Input Form, the committee may be reached via email at