Ken Simons Announces Retirement Effective May 31

Feb. 5, 2002

by Larry D. Brumley

Kenneth L. Simons, assistant vice president for facilities planning and operations at Baylor University, today announced his retirement, effective May 31.

For almost three decades, Simons has served in a variety of administrative positions at Baylor. He joined the university staff in 1973 as director of research and foundation administration and also served as controller and as vice president for administrative affairs.

"I appreciate Ken's long record of service to Baylor and his commitment to the university's success," said David R. Brooks, vice president for finance and administration. "He has overseen the operations side of Baylor during a period of extensive growth and expansion."

Simons is a long-time member of the Midway Independent School District Board of Trustees and currently serves as president of the board. He earned his bachelor of business administration degree from Baylor in 1968 and is a certified public accountant. Among his many civic and community contributions, Simons served for more than two decades as a Little League umpire and last summer called his first Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa.

"Baylor University has been my life for 34 years as a student and as an employee. My family is Baylor green and gold as my wife and two children are graduates," Simons said. "I have seen our student body increase from 6,000 to 14,000 and our facilities have more than doubled in that time. It has been a true blessing to be a part of this great Christian institution and to have worked with so many wonderful people at Baylor. I know that our current leadership and faculty and staff are committed to the implementation of the 2012 Vision and the continuation of God's work in this place."

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