Statement on regents' decision

July 24, 2008

The Baylor University Board of Regents released a statement announcing their intent to seek a new president. Harold Cunningham, former chair and current member of the Baylor Board of Regents, will serve as acting president until an interim president can be appointed. Below is Baylor University Student Body President Bryan Fonville's statement concerning the situation.

"As we enter this period of transition, we know that the strength of the Baylor family will continue to propel our progress as a university."

"We have full confidence in the Board of Regents and faith that the next president of Baylor will unite the university community as we continue to build upon our traditions of academic excellence and Christian commitment."

"We are grateful to Dr. Lilley for his service and for the positive changes he made during his time at Baylor. We wish him nothing but the best as he moves on to this new phase in his life."

Bryan Fonville, Baylor Student Body President