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WACO, Texas (Oct. 24, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. The ceremony will highlight a week of events centered on the Baylor and Waco communities, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.
WACO, Texas (Oct. 11, 2017) – Baylor University will officially inaugurate Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., as the 15th president in Baylor’s 172-year history during a public installation ceremony at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, in the Ferrell Center. Dr. Livingstone’s Inauguration will highlight a week of events, including a traditional Dr Pepper Hour, a “Family Dinner” for students along Third Street near the president’s home and academic symposia on transformational research by leading University faculty.
Though 15 years have passed since Dr. Linda Livingstone last served Baylor as associate dean of graduate programs in its Hankamer School of Business, she looks forward to cultivating one of the University’s greatest strengths, a vibrant and inclusive campus, hand-in-hand with Baylor’s nearly 17,000 students.
Baylor’s equal emphasis on outstanding research and academics and steadfast Christian faith is uncommon indeed, and one of the many reasons Dr. Linda A. Livingstone was at once thrilled and deeply humbled to become the University’s 15th President.
Dr. Linda Livingstone completed her first full week as Baylor’s 15th president today, and it’s been fun to watch it unfold on social media. Here’s a quick recap: At the end of her first day on campus, Baylor posted a photo gallery from the day to Facebook: After spending her first two days as Baylor's 15th …
Thank you for the warm welcome to campus this week. What a remarkable experience to return to Baylor and encounter the same spirit of collegiality and care amongst the faculty, staff and students that I remember from my time here so many years ago.
I am truly honored and humbled to have been selected as president of this historic institution of higher education and to return to the beautiful Baylor campus, where I formerly had the pleasure of serving as a faculty member and as associate dean for graduate programs in the Hankamer School of Business.
May 30, 2017 Column by Dr. Linda Livingstone, who will officially begin as the 15th President of Baylor University on June 1, 2017, during which she reflects about Baylor’s unique history and the University’s steadfast commitment to preparing students to contribute to society and the greater good. “It is affirming for me, as I begin my responsibilities at Baylor, to see that wrapped around our aspirations are other important experiences that add to a student’s ability to find and pursue their purpose in life and to grow into the person God intends them to be.”
President-select Linda A. Livingstone, PhD, did not always aspire to a career in upper-level university administration. Even as the possibility of that career path developed in recent years, she was determined to only look at institutions that aligned with her values.
April 27, 2017 Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is set to take office as Baylor’s 15th – and first female – president on June 1. Incoming Lariat Editor-in-Chief Bailey Brammer spoke with Dr. Livingstone about her plans for the future of the university, her background at Baylor, what led her back to the university and how she will interact with students.
April 27, 2017 Feature on Baylor President-Select Linda Livingstone about her priorities as she becomes president on June 1. Dr. Livingstone, a former Baylor faculty member and associate dean, said her first task - already underway - is listening to various Baylor constituencies, including faculty, staff, students, alumni and donors, followed by building a leadership team and moving Baylor forward as a top academic institution while maintaining its Christian mission. Also quoted in the article are Interim President David E. Garland and Byron Newberry, Ph.D., professor of mechanical engineering and Faculty Senate chair.
April 26, 2017 The Stillwater (OK) News-Press applauds the hiring of Dr. Linda Livingstone as Baylor’s president, looking back at her history as an outstanding student-athlete at Perkins-Tryon High School and Oklahoma State University. Her late father, Doyle Parrack, was a successful basketball coach after playing for Henry Iba at Oklahoma A&M. He coached at Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma and his alma mater.
April 18, 2017 Baylor University has selected Linda Livingstone, a veteran dean and business professor, as its 15th president and the first woman to lead the school, founded by Texas Baptists in 1845. “I chose to begin … at Baylor in significant part because of Baylor’s Christian mission. To return to Baylor to partner with the exceptional faculty, staff, students and administrators to fulfill the university’s vision to be a top-tier research institution, committed to excellence in all aspects of university life, while strengthening the Christian mission is an opportunity I look forward to with enthusiasm," Livingstone said.
April 18, 2017 Linda A. Livingstone, the dean at the George Washington University School of Business, was formally named Baylor University’s 15th president Tuesday. “Baylor holds such a unique and significant place in higher education,” Livingstone said in a media teleconference Tuesday afternoon. “To be a university that’s committed to high-quality scholarship, excellence in academics, while maintaining the commitment and engagement with its Christian mission and its Christian roots, is unusual and something that is very significant. It was an important factor in me making this decision to come back to Baylor.”
WACO, Texas (April 18, 2017) – Baylor University has selected Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as the institution’s 15th president. Dr. Livingstone was the unanimous choice of the Baylor Board of Regents, following the recommendation of the 12-member Presidential Search Committee.