Baylor’s Vice President for Human Resources Will Leave for Position at Indiana University

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June 9, 2014

WACO, Texas (June 9, 2014) — John J. Whelan, J.D., vice president for human resources at Baylor University, has accepted a position at the University of Indiana as associate vice president for human resources, effective June 30.

Whelan has led the human resources office at Baylor University for the past five years and was named a vice president and appointed to the Executive Council in February 2014.

Whelan said he is grateful for the “wonderful privilege” of having served at Baylor.

“This campus is filled with faculty and staff members who exhibit the highest levels of professionalism and pride for Baylor, which has made my tenure so fulfilling,” he said. “I am especially indebted to the Human Resources team members who make every day enjoyable and who have helped me grow into a better person and stronger leader. My family and I are excited to embrace new opportunities and challenges at Indiana University, but we will always feel a sense of connection with Baylor and the Waco community.”

“During his tenure, John Whelan has greatly strengthened and enhanced our Human Resource services, helped us to recruit and retain many outstanding and talented employees and implemented a range of policies and procedures that have ensured Baylor’s continued standing as a great college to work for,” said Reagan Ramsower, Ph.D., senior vice president for operations and chief financial officer at Baylor. “It has been our great pleasure to work with him as a colleague at Baylor, and we wish him continued success at Indiana.”


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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