Baylor Libraries to Dedicate Learning Space in Memory of Former Colleague

Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space
The Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space is located on the second floor of Baylor University's Jones Library. (Carl Flynn/University Libraries)
Oct. 21, 2015

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WACO, Texas (Oct. 21, 2015) – As part of the university’s Homecoming, the Baylor University Libraries will dedicate classroom space in memory of Dennis Campbell, a colleague and friend who passed away earlier this year.

The dedication of the Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space will take place at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, on the second floor of Jones Library.

Dennis Campbell joined Baylor in 2006 and served as senior academic consultant in the Electronic Library. He was instrumental in the design, implementation and maintenance of technology in learning spaces across the Baylor campus.

Jones 200 – the learning space being dedicated in Campbell’s memory – represents his unique focus and dedication. The learning space is regularly used across academic disciplines and empowers faculty to structure the learning environment as needed based on the learning aims for the class. Outfitted with a variety of different technologies, the Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space challenges faculty and students to push the boundaries in the use of technology in support of learning.

“Dennis had a passion for helping faculty, staff and students leverage technology for teaching and learning. He was a dedicated, faithful servant who consistently went the extra mile as he served faculty, students and his colleagues. This space will serve as an enduring legacy of his contributions,” said Pattie Orr, vice president for information technology and dean of University Libraries.

A reception will be held after the dedication ceremony on the second floor of Jones Library.

To support the continued evolution of the Dennis Campbell Innovative Learning Space, gifts can be made to the Library Dean’s Excellence Fund. Please indicate the funds are to be applied to the growth and development of this space. Contact the dean’s office at 254-710-3200 for more information.


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 16,000 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 12 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.


The Baylor University Libraries support excellence in teaching and learning, enhance research and discovery, and foster scholarship and success. Through its Central Libraries and special collections – Armstrong Browning Library, W.R. Poage Legislative Library and The Texas Collection – the Libraries serve as academic life centers that provide scholarly resources and technological innovation for the Baylor community and beyond.

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