Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes, Baylor’s first African-American professor, was honored Feb. 26 in a well-attended ceremony in which a 50-pound, 2-foot bronze bust was unveiled near the mathematics department in the Sid Richardson Building. It represents the first sculpture of a female professor on campus. Malone-Mayes, who died in 1995, taught at Baylor from 1966 to 1994. Speakers included University President Linda A. Livingstone; Journalism, Public Relations and New Media Professor Robert Darden, BSEd ’76; Mathematics Chair and Professor Lance Littlejohn, PhD; Professor Emeritus Howard Rolf, PhD, department chair during Malone-Mayes’ time on faculty; National Association of Mathematicians President Edray Goins, PhD; and Malone-Mayes’ daughter Patsyanne Wheeler.
To honor her and continue her legacy of helping students, please consider a gift to The Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes Baylor Black Alumni Network Scholarship at baylor.edu/vmmscholarship.
To read more about Malone-Mayes’ impact at Baylor, see
A Remarkable Legacy in the Spring 2018 issue of Baylor Magazine at baylor.edu/magazine.