Kenneth Winston Starr, J.D., to be Introduced as Baylor's 14th President Tuesday at 3 p.m.

Feb. 15, 2010

Please join Baylor University Board of Regents Chair R. Dary Stone, J.D. '77, as he introduces Kenneth Winston Starr, J.D, as the 14th President of Baylor University, at 3 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

With a distinguished career in education, the law and public service, Starr has served since 2004 as the Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University. He also is of counsel to the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where he was a partner from 1993 to 2004, specializing in appellate work, antitrust, federal courts, federal jurisdiction and constitutional law.

As Solicitor General of the United States from 1989 to 1993, Starr argued 25 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also served as United States Circuit Judge for the District of Columbia Circuit from 1981 to 1983, as law clerk to Chief Justice Warren E. Burger from 1975 to 1977 and as law clerk to Fifth Circuit Judge David W. Dyer from 1973 to 1974. Starr was appointed to serve as Independent Counsel for five investigations, including Whitewater, from 1994 to 1999.

Starr previously taught constitutional law as an adjunct professor at New York University School of Law and was a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University School of Law and Chapman Law School. After graduating from San Antonio's Sam Houston High School, he earned his B.A. from George Washington University in 1968, his M.A. from Brown University in 1969 and his J.D. degree from Duke University Law School in 1973. He is admitted to practice in California, the District of Columbia, Virginia and the U.S. Supreme Court.

If you are not able to attend Tuesday's gathering, the event will be streamed live on the Baylor Presidential Search web site at In the event of excessive loads on our systems, on-campus viewers may experience delays or problems with the stream. The entire program will be recorded and archived for viewing on the Presidential Search web site after 3 p.m.