At its May meeting, the Baylor University Board of Regents approved construction of phase one of a new on-campus track and field stadium and voted to move forward in developing the design for the proposed new School of Business building.
Baylor University announced in early June a $35 million gift from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79 -- the largest gift from a living alumnus in Baylor history. Foster's gift will support both the university's $100 million campaign to construct a new home for the Hankamer School of Business and the upcoming Baylor Stadium.
Two Baylor University graduates and two current Baylor seniors were selected this spring to receive the prestigious Fulbright Scholarship, the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government, bringing the total number of Baylor Fulbright recipients since 2001 to 36.
The Lady Bears' 2013 run toward a second-straight national title was derailed in the Sweet 16 by eventual NCAA tournament runner-up Louisville, leaving a bitter taste in the mouths of a squad that had been ranked No. 1 for most of the season.
When the last issue of Baylor Magazine went to press in early March, the highlight of the Bears' season seemed to be a win at Kentucky that snapped the Wildcats' nation-leading 55-game home winning streak. As it turned out, the best was yet to come.
With the steel framework of Baylor Stadium rising in the background, Baylor President Ken Starr announced in early May that the university has raised more than $100 million in private support for Baylor football's new home on the banks of the Brazos River, slated to open in fall 2014.
June 1 marked the beginning of my fourth year of service to Baylor University. I remain deeply honored -- and humbled -- to have been entrusted with this important responsibility. For the countless words of encouragement from so many members of Baylor Nation, my gratitude knows no bounds.