Jun. 8, 2023
Baylor University Announces $1.5 Million Gift Establishing First Endowed Chair at Nursing School
WACO, Texas (June 8, 2023) – Baylor University today announced a $1.5 million gift establishing the first endowed chair position in the history of the Louise Herrington School of Nursing from the family of the School’s namesake, Louise Herrington Ornelas. The Louise Herrington Endowed Chair in Mental Health will support innovative research and teaching within the Louise Herrington School of Nursing, with a special focus on the areas of mental and behavioral health research, including the need for more mental health professionals.
Jun. 1, 2023
Transformational gift from Baylor parents will support the renovation & expansion of Baylor's Honors Residential College in Alexander & Memorial
Baylor University today announced a $5 million gift from John and Helen Carona of Dallas, providing significant momentum and support for the renovation and construction of the Honors Residential College, as well as the University’s other major capital priorities through the Give Light Capital Fund. In recognition of their transformational gift, Baylor will name the Carona Family Commons at the Honors Residential College and the Carona Family Premium Entry in the Paul and Alejandra Foster Pavilion.
May 31, 2023
Baylor University Again Among Top 10 Most Trusted U.S. Universities
For the second year in a row, Baylor University has been named among the nation’s top 10 Most Trusted Universities, according to global research firm Morning Consult as part of its Most Trusted Brands project, the definitive measure of consumer brand trust across industries, including higher education.
May 22, 2023
Baylor University Welcomes New Cubs to Campus
For the first time in over two decades, the Baylor Bear Habitat welcomes two new live bears to the Baylor Family! The two American black bear cubs are cousins, born earlier this year. The rescue cubs will begin their gradual move to the AZA-accredited Williams Bear Habitat on campus this summer.

Give Light is a $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign for the future of Baylor University. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.