In ResponseStaying Up To Date
Thanks for all of the updates about the presidential search! The most
encouraging thing of all is that the regents are listening to all of
the various groups (see “A Range of Views”).
Everything I’ve read, whether it is from students, faculty, or alumni,
has sounded great. All of the different groups are telling the search
committee what we need in a president.
for keeping us informed. That is why I have remained a member of the
Baylor Alumni Association even in times when I had serious
disagreements with the Baylor administration.
Don Haney ’72
Thank you for updating us on the presidential search process. As one
who is out-of-state but has had a fairly active involvement with Baylor
activities in Chicago, I’d like to contribute my two cents’ worth to
I think Baylor University needs to establish and maintain a very strong
process whereby Baylor officers progress to the presidency. This, I
believe, would help prevent huge swings in leadership style and
priorities. This stability will help maintain a sense of confidence in
its student body, alumni, donor base, and greater community.
Based on my experience and knowledge of what great leaders possess and
demonstrate, the criteria I think the next president needs to
demonstrate are: education involving the study of psychology; human
relations leadership; finance and business development; community
development; education/teaching experience; strong Christian heritage;
strong Baylor tradition; not a former minister; and maybe no seminary
David C. Russell ’78
Clarendon Hill, Illinois