Dr. Eileen Hulme Named Vice President For Student Life

Dec. 13, 2001
News Photo 155Eileen Hulme

by Larry D. Brumley

Baylor University President Robert B. Sloan Jr. today announced the appointment of Dr. Eileen Hulme as vice president for student life, effective immediately. Dr. Hulme, a 1982 Baylor graduate, has served as acting vice president for student life since last June.

"Dr. Hulme's values, professional experience and commitment to Baylor's Christian mission uniquely qualify her for this strategic leadership position," President Sloan said. "She also demonstrates a keen ability and personal calling to serve and work effectively with students. I am thrilled to have Dr. Hulme as a member of the Executive Council and grateful for the leadership she will bring to Student Life as we seek to enhance the student experience at Baylor."

Dr. Hulme will provide leadership for the 120-member Student Life division, which includes the areas of campus life, residence life, student development and university ministries. She also will be responsible for determining and executing strategies to accomplish student life-related imperatives in Baylor 2012, the university's recently adopted 10-year vision.

"The feedback we have received from regents, executive council members, deans, and the screening committee composed of students, faculty and staff has been very affirming of Dr. Hulme's passion for serving students and her effectiveness as both assistant vice president and acting vice president since returning to her alma mater," said Marilyn A. Crone, vice president for human resources who led the search process. "Dr. Hulme has been considered a leading candidate for this position. After reviewing applications received through a national search, she was clearly the strongest candidate."

Dr. Hulme, who also serves as an adjunct faculty member in the School of Education, joined the Baylor administration in 1999 as assistant vice president for student life. In that capacity she played an integral part in the division's strategic planning, supervised campus recreation, health services, wellness programs and the counseling center, and chaired Baylor's task force on the residential life master plan.

Prior to coming to Baylor, Dr. Hulme served as vice president for student life and interim chief information officer at George Fox University in Newberg, Ore., and also has held student life positions at the University of Houston-Clear Lake and Trinity University in San Antonio. She earned her bachelor's degree in education from Baylor, where she was a member of the women's volleyball team. She earned her master's degree in social science from Azusa Pacific University in Los Angeles and her doctorate in educational administration from the University of Texas in Austin in 1997.

"I'm thrilled at the opportunity to work with Dr. Sloan and his executive team, collaborate with outstanding faculty and staff and serve the talented student body assembled at Baylor," said Dr. Hulme. "I consider it a blessing and honor to serve at my alma mater and am anxious to begin the work of achieving community excellence as outlined in our 10-year vision."

Dr. Hulme is a member of Waco's Calvary Baptist Church.

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