Like all accredited universities, Baylor is governed by an independent Board of Regents who strive to reflect the University's many constituencies. Though this volunteer board brings to their service to Baylor a variety of backgrounds, interests and areas of expertise, Regents share a single goal: the continued advancement and support of an academically strong and Christ-centered Baylor University.
In June 2016, Baylor welcomed the first Alumni-elected Regents to service on the Board of Regents. Alumni-elected Regents serve three-year terms. As Alumni-elected Regents complete their terms, the graduates of Baylor University elect or re-elect Alumni-elected Regents.
For the 2020-21 election cycle, nominations are currently being accepted for one Alumni-elected Regent position. From the nominees, a slate of three candidates will be selected for the election process. The candidate with the largest number of votes in the election will be selected as the Alumni-elected Regent.
Qualifications and Eligibility
Nominees must be graduates of Baylor University who are committed Christians and active members of a Baptist church or local church from a historic Christian tradition. Eligibility guidelines may be reviewed online at www.baylor.edu/alumni/regents. Those selected as candidates for Alumni-elected Regent must meet additional qualifications, complete an application and agree to abide by election rules.
Nomination Process – October 1 through November 30, 2020
Nominations for alumni-elected Regent may be made by any alumna/alumnus who submits a nomination supported by the signatures of at least 50 other Baylor graduates. In addition, nominations submitted by official advisory and advocacy boards and groups associated with Baylor University will be accepted. Nominees will be considered by a Nominating Committee comprised of two Alumni-elected Regents and two other Regents.
Introduction of Candidates – April 2021
Selected candidates and their backgrounds, qualifications and accomplishments will be presented to Baylor alumni for consideration. No candidate may run on a platform, and no campaigning will be allowed. Baylor will utilize Baylor Magazine (which is distributed free of charge to alumni and is available online), the Baylor website, email and social media to introduce candidates and their credentials to alumni.
Election and Announcement – late April-early May 2020
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 your current email address. The best way to make sure the University has this information is to use the Alumni Directory to add or update your contact information.
For a complete list of procedures, qualifications, election rules and schedule, visit www.baylor.edu/alumni/regents.