Our Progress

Implementation of the comprehensive recommendations that resulted from Pepper Hamilton’s independent investigation began in June 2016. Faculty, staff and students from across the University joined together in implementation teams to address the identified areas of improvement.

By March 2017, 80 percent of the recommendations were completed or operationalized by responsible departments. The remaining 20 percent were in various stages of work; all will be completed and/or operationalized. An internal audit will be conducted to ensure full implementation and sustainability of improvements.

News and Updates

Aug
9
2017
Mark Childers, associate vice president of public safety and security, discusses the implementation of more than 1,000 security cameras on and around the Baylor campus. Childers described this initiative as another example of the Department of Public Safety’s focus on continuous improvement. “(Public safety) is that intense, a 24/7 strong forward lean,” said Childers. “Always assessing and re-assessing what we’re doing. We can never stop and say, ‘We’ve made it.’”
Jul
25
2017
Last week the Baylor University Board of Regents held its quarterly meeting, which included an orientation for seven new Regents, a new committee structure and implementation of a comprehensive slate of governance reforms aimed at making our University even better.
Jul
21
2017
WACO, Texas (July 21, 2017) – The Baylor University Board of Regents held its first meeting since adopting a slate of best-practice governance reforms in the spring that enhance operations, Board diversity, open communication and constituent representation.
Jul
3
2017
Added security for students, improved response in a medical emergency and a direct line in a crisis situation – all are built in features of Baylor Department of Public Safety’s BU Campus Guardian App.
May
27
2017
I leave the office of the president confident that what has been planted this past year will further Baylor’s grand ambitions as a national research university grounded in Christian principles.
May
26
2017
For the past 12 months, Baylor University has been intensely focused on substantive improvements to awareness, prevention and response to the needs of those impacted by sexual violence.
May
20
2017
I call Waco, Texas, of all places, because there is an agency there known as the Advocacy Center for Crime Victims and Children. According to the website, it began as the Waco Rape Crisis Center in 1976 and has since mushroomed to serve all crime victims, include those of sexual assault.
May
16
2017
On April 18, 2017, Baylor University announced the selection of Linda A. Livingstone, PhD, current dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, to become the institution’s 15th president.
May
15
2017
The opportunities for students to connect and develop a sense of belonging at Baylor are on the rise.
May
13
2017
On May 11, 2017, the Baylor Board of Regents received a briefing affirming that all 105 recommendationsare nowstructurally complete, with some elements that remain ongoingto sustain this effort. For each recommendation, the infrastructure and foundation are in place, and the University continues to work diligently to integrate implementation efforts across campus.