In the span of 50 years, Baylor Social Work has grown from an academic division within the department of sociology, anthropology, archeology, gerontology and social work to a nationally ranked and renowned school.
As Baylor University fosters the growth of innovation in undergraduate and graduate programs through Illuminate – the University's academic strategic plan – data sciences has emerged as a core academic initiative.
Long overdue recognition for Dr. Vivienne Malone-Mayes, Baylor University’s first African American professor, culminated in the unveiling of a 50-pound, two-foot bronze bust in her honor on Feb. 28 in the third-floor lobby of the Sid Richardson Building.
In November 2018, Baylor University celebrated the public launch of Give Light, the institution’s $1.1 billion comprehensive philanthropic campaign, with a lead gift from Mark and Paula Hurd to create the Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center.
A multi-year effort to unify the Baylor brand across all facets of the University culminated in the launch of the Baylor United campaign, revealing a Nike-led rebranding of the Baylor Athletics programs and a new University Brand Mark.
Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., assumed her role as provost May 1. Dr. Brickhouse will guide the University’s pursuits toward prominence as a Christian research university under Illuminate, Baylor’s academic strategic plan.
Baylor University participated in National Sexual Assault Awareness Month throughout the month of April. The University is committed to supporting survivors and increasing sexual assault awareness. With lighting campus teal, providing resources and hosting interactive events, Baylor showed commitment to proactive advocacy. The events in April showed support, but also aimed to extend awareness and provide resources beyond just one month of the year.
Baylor University’s Collegiate Cyber Defense Team trains for real-world IT challenges and cyber security situations. The national Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition sees teams compete and flex skills that have the potential to land them employment opportunities with sponsors such as Walmart, Homeland Security and Splunk.