Third Annual Drumwright Family Lecture Hosts Former Baylor President

Oct. 8, 2012
Robert Sloan Jr., Ph.D.Robert Sloan Jr., Ph.D.

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Contact: Lori Fogleman, Director of Media Communications, (254) 710-6275

WACO, Texas (Oct. 8, 2012) - As part of the Drumwright Family Lecture Series, Robert B. Sloan Jr., Ph.D., will give an address on "Read, Watch, and Pray: A Charge to the Custodians and Prophets of the Great Texts." The third annual lecture hosted by Baylor University's Honors College will take place at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in the Alexander Reading Room of Alexander Residence Hall, 1413 S. Seventh St.

Sloan has been the president of Houston Baptist University since 2006. He previously served as president and chancellor of Baylor University from 1995 to 2005. During his time at Baylor, Sloan helped lead the University's 10-year strategic plan called Baylor 2012. He also was founding dean of George W. Truett Theological Seminary.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, call 254-710-1523.

by Brent Salter, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.

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