President Livingstone, University Respond to Hurricane Harvey; Call on Baylor Family to Join Together in Prayer

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Aug. 27, 2017

WACO, Texas (Aug. 27, 2017) - Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., released the following statement in the wake of Hurricane Harvey and calls on the Baylor Family to join together in prayer for those along the Texas coast, in Houston and southeast Texas who have been impacted by this devastating storm:

    “Our hearts are heavy at the devastation along the Texas coast and in Houston and southeast Texas from Hurricane Harvey. Our deepest prayers are with the families and communities who have experienced loss, and we pray that in the coming days they will be filled with hope, reassurance and restoration. We encourage our Baylor Family to stay safe and join together in prayer for God’s comfort, mercy and protection for those impacted by this devastating storm.” - Dr. Linda A. Livingstone, Baylor University President

The latest campus update is available here.

Baylor offices and organizations are currently working out details on how they will be able to respond to the flooding and destruction across the coast and southeast Texas. Updates will be posted at


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 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.

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