As Baylor University moves toward Research 1/Tier 1 recognition among the nation’s top research universities, tomorrow we will honor all staff who work behind the scenes to support research across the campus on National Research Administrator Day. This occasion offers an important and unique opportunity to celebrate the dynamic growth and passion for service at Baylor, and I want to let the entire Baylor Family know what we have planned.
Led by the National Council of University Research Administrators, National Research Administrator Day is observed annually on September 25. What this means on the Baylor campus is that tomorrow we will be honoring the research administrators, grant writers, staff, and undergraduate and graduate students who each play a vital role in the University’s success by supporting Baylor faculty and principal investigators who dedicate their time, energy and effort to “research that makes the world brighter.”
We have created an exciting plan to share both the good news of our research-related accomplishments and our ambitious aspirations for greater service to the surrounding world on National Research Administrator Day. Tomorrow we will take over more than 350 digital billboards throughout Dallas, Houston and their respective airports, as well as place lead advertising with the Texas Tribune.
Placing Baylor into the conversation of the state’s research universities, this day-long “takeover strategy” will shine a light on Baylor’s thriving and vital research enterprise
as faculty pursue their passions and engage colleagues across disciplines to examine solutions to challenges facing the world.
In addition, Baylor’s social media team will extend the digital billboards into the social space. All day tomorrow, our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts will share examples of research from across the University and how that research has impact both on and beyond our campus. I invite you to like and share these stories online, as well as any of the billboards you may see in Dallas and Houston, throughout the day tomorrow.
This is a time of great excitement for the Baylor Family, and I am enthusiastic about celebrating with you, and our many friends across the state and nation, the research being accomplished at Baylor. Thank you for helping shine Baylor’s bright lights.
Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.