Reserved for men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the life and future of Baylor.
Mark and Paula Hurd
Former Oracle Corporation CEO Mark Hurd, BBA '79, and his wife Paula were named 2020 recipients of the Baylor University Founders Medal. Established in 1969, the Founders Medal is one of the University's most distinguished awards. It is reserved for men and women whose service and contributions have been unusually significant to the University's life and future.
Mark Hurd was a member of Oracle's board of directors and served as vice chair of the Baylor Board of Regents at the time of his death in October 2019. He attended Baylor on a tennis scholarship and earned two varsity letters in the sport. Paula Hurd earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984, and she is a Baylor Alumna by Choice. They married in 1990 and have two daughters: Kelly, BBA '14, and Kathryn.