Alumni-elected Regent Nomination Process

Nominations Open for Alumni-elected Regent

Graduates of Baylor University are invited to nominate and vote for Alumni-elected Regents according to the following schedule:

October-November

Nominations of eligible candidates submitted via nomination form (available online) or through official university advisory groups must be received no later than Nov. 30.

December-March

Nominee submissions reviewed by Nominating Committee and candidates selected

April

Public announcement of candidates along with their credentials for service

Late April-Early May

Baylor graduates vote in the election of the Alumni-elected Regent

Late May-June

Public announcement of election results and Alumni-elected Regents begin service

Qualifications and Eligibility

Graduates of Baylor University who are committed Christians, active members of a Baptist church or local church from a historic Christian tradition are eligible to be nominated with some exceptions. Please review the complete list of eligibility guidelines and qualifications online at baylor.edu/alumni/regents. Candidates for Alumni-elected Regent must meet additional qualifications, complete an application and agree to abide by election rules.

Nomination Process

Nominees for Alumni-elected Regent may be nominated by any alumnus who submits a nomination supported by the signatures of at least 50 other Baylor graduates. In addition, nominations submitted by the various advisory and advocacy boards and groups associated with Baylor University will be considered by the Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee is comprised of two Alumni-elected Regents and two other Regents.

Introduction of Candidates

Alumni-elected Regent candidates may not run on platforms but on their accomplishments. Others are asked to refrain from campaigning activities on their behalf. Baylor is not permitted to endorse or oppose any candidate. The President of Baylor and members of the President’s Council are not permitted to participate in funding, endorsing or opposing any candidate. Baylor will utilize Baylor Magazine, the Baylor website and social media to introduce candidates and their credentials to alumni.

Election and Announcement
All recipients of a Baylor undergraduate or graduate degree are eligible to vote in the election, which will be conducted by an independent third party in late April/early May. However, in order to receive voting credentials, the University must have a current mail or email address. The best way to make sure the University has this information is to use the Alumni Directory found online at baylor.edu/alumni/directory.