Rev. Robert L. Gilbert

Color portrait of Rev. Robert L. Gilbert

Rev. Robert L.  Gilbert — an influential educator, pastor and civil rights leader in the Waco area — graduated from Baylor in 1967 with a B.A. in religion. In 1970, he became the first African-American to enroll in Baylor’s graduate program in the department of religion.

The portrait (see above) was painted by Chenxi Gao, a BFA in studio arts graduate from Baylor.

To learn more about Rev. Robert L. Gilbert and the Robert L. Gilbert Scholar in Religion Graduate Stipend, click here