Baylor Names University Scholar As First Presidential Fellow

Jan. 22, 2003

John Kent, a senior University Scholar from Dallas, has been selected as the first Presidential Fellow at Baylor University. Kent, who is focusing his studies on political science and international studies, also participates in the Honors Program and the Baylor Interdisciplinary Core (BIC).

As Presidential Fellow, Kent will develop and implement a strategic plan for communicating the goals and progress of Baylor 2012, the university's 10-year vision, to the student body and will provide a student perspective on decision-making in the President's Office; will undertake a year-long project that addresses a specific question related to leadership of the university; and will work closely with Larry D. Brumley, associate vice president for external communications, with the ongoing implementation of the Baylor 2012 communication plan.

Active in many university organizations, he is a member of Student Congress and Student Foundation, is assistant head delegate on Baylor's award-winning Model United Nations team and serves as a peer instructor for the BIC. Additionally, Kent has participated in You BU Leadership Seminar, the Baylor Religious Hour Choir and the Concert Choir. He is a past winner of the Outstanding Involvement Award, received a Baylor Regents Scholarship and an Admiral Robert C. Byrd Scholarship and is a member of Golden Key honor society and Pi Sigma Alpha honor society.

The Presidential Fellow program is designed to expose a talented upperclassman to several areas of management and leadership at the university and to work with the Office of the President on the imperatives outlined in Baylor 2012. Presidential Fellows must possess a strong record of leadership, the ability to relate well in group settings involving peers, superior academic standing, outstanding communication skills, a demonstrated Christian commitment and a familiarity with and commitment to Baylor 2012.

For more information, contact Jerome Loughridge, Chief of Staff to the President, at 710-3555.

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