Baylor University is an anchor institution in Waco, McLennan County, and the Central Texas region. Anchor institutions provide long-term, stable employment and economic opportunities for the regions they serve. In this capacity, Baylor University must strategically support areas that both meet the needs of the community and align with its mission.
External Affairs engages, serves, communicates with, and is an ambassador for Baylor University through its External Relations functions. By providing financial and leadership support for civic, non-profit, and social organizations, External Affairs provides Town/Gown opportunities for Baylor’s leadership and the community. As a regular and consistent participant in community activities, council, and committees, External Affairs provides ambassadorship on behalf of Baylor University.
The function of Community Leadership, under External Affairs, is to ensure strong representation, thought leadership, and community engagement that extends to business, non-profit, and civic leaders throughout the Greater Waco Community.