Hillis to Speak at Chapel-Forum Sept. 17

Sept. 16, 1997

Dr. William D. Hillis, vice president for student life at Baylor University, will speak on "Lessons I've Learned from Creeks I've Been Up" at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 17, during Chapel-Forum in Waco Hall.

Hillis graduated from Baylor in 1953 with a bachelor of science degree and went on to earn a medical degree in nephrology from Johns Hopkins University. He served in the U.S. Air Force as chief of epidemiology until 1964 and was a professor of pathobiology and medicine at Johns Hopkins.

Hillis returned to Baylor in 1981 as the chairman of the biology department and in 1985 became executive vice president. In 1989 he became vice president for student affairs, although he continues teaching upper-level biology courses.

He is an active member of the Baylor and Waco communities, holding positions at Seventh and James Baptist Church, Caritas, Downtown Waco, Inc., and the Waco Conference of Christians and Jews. He spent two years in Calcutta, India, a year in Zaire, and two years in Denmark doing medical research and helping the people of those countries.

For more information, call the Office of the Chaplain at 710-3517.

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