Daniel Hare

Director of Employer Relations and Engagement
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Director of Employer Relations and Engagement

Daniel Hare joined the law school in 2012 and serves as the Director of Employer Relations and Engagement. Daniel’s primary role is to cultivate relationships with firms, businesses and/or organizations which may have a need to hire a Baylor lawyer. He does this primarily through in-person visits all over the state, and in strategic locations around the nation. Hare has personally met with over 600 employers since joining the law school.

He also works with the On-Campus Interview programs, conducts mock interviews for students, coordinates mentor programming, and serves on the Professional Development committee and as the Sports Law Society advisor. Hare is the liaison between the CDO and the marketing and communication office, and jointly they produce and distribute all the office’s marketing material.  He is also the point person for Baylor Law’s Bridge to Practice and In-House Externship programs.

Daniel came back to Baylor after a stint as Director of Athletics at NCAA Division II Western Oregon University. There he oversaw thirteen varsity sports and nearly 50 full and part time coaches and staff, while serving on the President's Cabinet. During Hare's tenure the Wolves achieved their best all-sports competitive finish at the Division II level, and had multiple teams win conference championships and qualify for NCAA postseason play. He increased resources in the NCAA compliance and strength and conditioning programs, while at the same time recognizing student-athletes for their academic successes and performing a gender equity audit.

Hare came to Western Oregon from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), where he served as Director of Athletic Compliance. There, Hare coordinated rules education and monitoring for a department with 14 sports and was a member of the athletics senior staff.

While attending Baylor Law, Hare spent the summer of 2007 interning at CBS College Sports (formerly CSTV, Inc.) in New York City. There he drafted and reviewed contracts for online services and television sublicenses, and researched and analyzed intellectual property and contract issues.

From 2003-2006, Hare served as Athletic Development Officer at Baylor University. There he worked with each coach and their sport specific fundraising clubs and events. He oversaw significant growth in both men's and women's basketball booster clubs, while also helping to raise funds to renovate both sports' locker rooms. He was also responsible for coordinating the Foundation's Young Alumni group.

Hare got his start working in men's basketball at the University of Oklahoma, his undergraduate alma mater. Hare began as a student manager, worked his way to student assistant and graduate assistant, and eventually as a full-time staff member. His duties consisted of recruiting, video editing, and working with the basketball booster club.

Hare received his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Oklahoma (OU) in 2000, and his master's in business administration with an emphasis in sports administration from OU in 2003. Hare earned his juris doctor from Baylor University in 2009.

Hare is married to the former Adrienne Davis. The couple resides in Waco and are the proud parents of Brooklyn (’12), Griffin (’14), and Dylan (’15).