Waco Business League Meets at BRIC Symposium Space
by Gary Stokes, Office of the Vice Provost for Research

Waco, Texas - The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) played host to more than sixty area business and civic leaders Tuesday as they came together for the July meeting of the Waco Business League.

The gathering marked the first use by a community organization of the BRIC's newly completed third-floor symposium hall. Waco Business League president Wes Bailey was pleased with both the turnout of members and the meeting space.

"It is a beautiful facility and just a lovely place for us to gather and have our meeting," he said. "Looking out the windows we could all see the new stadium going up, the Waco skyline, and the Baylor campus - I think all the members were very favorably impressed by what they saw."

Baylor's vice provost for research, Dr. Truell Hyde, spoke on the status of the research park and took questions from the audience. Following his presentation, attendees toured the 330,000 sq. ft. research facility.

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having “high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.