Timeline of the Commission on Historic Campus Representations

Date  Item/Description Document/ Release
June 26, 2020

Board of Regents announces unanimous approval of the “Resolution on Racial Healing and Justice,” acknowledging Baylor’s historical connections to slavery and the Confederacy and establishing the Commission on Historic Campus Representations.

Resolution

July 6, 2020

Board of Regents announces 26 Commission members and established the charge under which the Commission on Historic Campus Representations will work.

Commission Charge

Commission Members

August 11, 2020

Commission holds first meeting. Subsequent meetings are held every other week during August, September, October, November and December.

  • Early meetings include a study of the historical context of Baylor’s founding and the historical records of slave ownership by Baylor’s founders and early leaders.
  • Meetings progressed to include a methodical study of areas of campus where historic representations were present and concluded with a look at other historic representations that did not have a physical space or were located away from the main campus. The history of each representation and the person(s) or occasion around its development was examined, followed by discussion of recommendations from commission members. Recommendations that reached consensus agreement were included in the Final Report.
 
December 19, 2020

Commission delivers Final Report to Regent chair and Baylor president.

 

January 2021

Commission’s Final Report provided to members of the Board of Regents.

 

February 19, 2021

Commission’s Final Report officially accepted by the Board of Regents at their February meeting.

Media Release following Board Meeting
February 25, 2021

Baylor announces three-part “Perspectives on Our History” discussion series to be held prior to public release of Commission’s Final Report. The series is intended to walk the Baylor Family through a similar historical study as that undertaken by the Commission.

Perspectives on Our History

March 23, 2021

  • Chair's Email to Baylor Family: Demonstrating Baylor’s Christian Commitment Through History
  • Media Release: Baylor University Releases Independent Report of Commission on Historic Campus Representations
  • Baylor publicly releases Commission’s Final Report and charges the University Administration to develop an action plan of the Commission’s recommendations for Board consideration.

Chair's Email

Media Release

Final Report