In this series, Baylor Magazine asks members of the Baylor Family to discuss the foundational pillars of Illuminate, the University’s strategic plan. Baylor aspires to transform lives around the world through ground-breaking Research and Scholarship Marked by Quality, Impact and Visibility, which is the third pillar of Illuminate. At the University, research is more than an academic enterprise. Baylor’s institutional capabilities and faculty research expertise across academic divisions seek to bear fruit for the mutual benefit of the on-campus community and the surrounding world. Following Christ’s example of serving others, this endeavor will grow academic programs, research and creative endeavors that increase human knowledge, explore artistic frontiers and address real-world concerns.