July 6, 2005Compiled and photographed by Jennifer RussellStudents say: "What do you think Baylor needs from our new president?"
"I think it's really important for our next president to have a strong emphasis on the students and keep the legacy of Dr. Sloan in involving students in important decisions."
-- Kara Wilkerson, political science, Tulsa, Okla.
"Our next president should serve as a unifying factor to smooth Baylor's transition into the future."
-- Matt Sikes, political science, Katy
"Our next president should be someone who's willing to share leadership abilities with his council and consider the needs of everybody, have good communication skills to get feedback from everybody on campus."
-- Rolando Torres, exercise physiology, McAllen
"Our next president should be open to listen to students' opinions and perspectives about how we think campus is and what we lack and need to improve on."
-- Amber Clark, nursing, Victoria
"Be religious, well-educated and able to listen to what the student body has to say, but at the same time, be a good leader and know what's best for this school."
-- Brittany Soliz, undecided, Houston
"[Our next president should] fix the financial problems so that it's not financially difficult for people to go here."
-- Michael Hamilton, biology, Dallas
"Baylor needs someone to provide a unifying vision."
-- Genny Smith, master's in Spanish, Austin<
"Our new president should have good leadership skills and a sense of approachability for the students and faculty."
-- Ashley Alford, speech pathology, Rockwall
"We need a president who will take time to heal the many wounds in the Baylor community. One whose highest aspiration for this University is to see Christ at its center, who will at the same time continue to pursue academic excellence at Baylor University."
-- Student Body President Mark Laymon, business, Dallas
"We need a president who will keep the lines of communication open and stay in touch with the student body."
-- External Vice President Katie Weiss, political science, Dallas