Our Story

The Baylor Line Foundation is a nonprofit that represents the independent and diverse voices of Baylor alumni. Since our founding in 1859, we have believed that every voice is important for a strong Baylor.

Over the years, this organization has been known under several different names, including the Ex-Students Association and the Baylor Alumni Association. We have always been committed to informing, inspiring, and empowering alumni. Our work includes yearly events, media projects, and a magazine titled The Baylor Line that has been running since 1946.

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Allen Holt
Executive Vice President
Allen Holt served the Baylor Alumni Association as its director of development from 2008 to 2013,  He returned to the BLF after nearly three years as director of development for the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor. He also served as a regional development director in Baylor’s Houston development office from 1986 to 2000. Holt has spent much of his career as a fundraiser, working in development for the Memorial Hermann Foundation in Houston, the Baylor College of Medicine, and the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin as its director of annual giving. A native of Mexia who grew up in Houston, Holt and his wife Gail, a 1983 Baylor graduate, have a blended family of seven children ranging in age from 19 to 29.  Their decision to move back to Waco for the Truett job was featured on HGTV’s Fixer Upper TV show with Chip and Joanna Gaines in January 2015.
Allen Holt
Executive Vice President
Craig Cunningham
Craig is the editor and creative director of The Baylor Line. He and his wife, Kayleigh, are both Waco natives and Baylor graduates (’08). Prior to taking this job, Craig spent many years in Austin developing his creative chops. He built a company called Canowan that created video and storytelling campaigns for nonprofits, churches, and other organizations. After enduring stop and go traffic for years, Craig is happy to be back home. Craig and Kayleigh have two daughters, love to travel to new places, and are desperately hoping for the food scene to kick off in Waco.
Craig Cunningham
James McInnis
James McInnis
Shelby Pipken
Marketing and Communications Director
Shelby Pipken is a graduate of Baylor University where she studied Journalism, Public Relations and New Media. Prior to joining the Baylor Line Foundation, she worked as the Director of Communications for a marketing agency, serving clients across a variety of industries. In her free time, Shelby can often be found drinking iced caramel macchiatos, playing with her beloved puppy Simba, and painting. She also owns a calligraphy & watercolor business, Shelby Nickel Designs, and loves creating one-of-a-kind art pieces, some of which can be found on murals and signs across downtown Waco.
Shelby Pipken
Marketing and Communications Director
Kellie Juandiego
Member Services Director
Kellie Juandiego
Member Services Director

2017-2018 Board of Directors

  • Sharon McDonald Barnes ’78, ’80
  • Jan Huggins Barry ’72
  • Babs Baugh ’64
  • Marie Brown ’92
  • Gary Burford ’81
  • Carolyn Cole ’77
  • George Cowden III ’76, JD ’79
  • Carroll Dawson ’60
  • Jack Dillard ’72, JD ’73
  • Chase Fickling ’15
  • Bryan Fonville ’09
  • Laura Hilton Hallmon ’96 (President Elect)
  • Chase Hardy ’16
  • David Hudson ’77, MBA ’78
  • Roland Johnson ’76, JD ’79
  • Thomas “Mac” Jones ’95
  • Shelba Shelton Jones ’76
  • Karen Jones ’86
  • David Lacy ’79
  • Dr. Michael Merz ’05
  • Dr. Brandon Miller ’94
  • Jackie Baugh Moore ’86 (President)
  • Robert Morales ’93
  • Gwin Morris ’63
  • Doug Myers ’80
  • James Nelson ’04 (Treasurer)
  • Jim Nelson ’68
  • Tom Nesbitt ’94
  • James Nortey ’08
  • Fred R. Norton, Jr. ’80 (Immediate Past President)
  • Lyndon Olson Jr. ’76
  • Tony Pederson ’73
  • Daniel Pellegrin ’16
  • Skye Perryman ’03
  • Brent Perry ’86
  • Katy Pritchard ’00
  • Jay Propes ’90
  • Kyle Reese ’97
  • J. Rice ’75
  • Nicole Robinson ’97 (Secretary)
  • Stan Schlueter ’69
  • Stacy Sharp ’76
  • Justin Sieker ’10
  • Keith Starr ’83
  • Randy Stevens ’80
  • Emily George Tinsley ’61
  • Wayne Tucker Jr. ’85, MBA ’86
  • David Vanderhider ’06
  • Missy Wells ’88
  • Gordon Wilkerson ’82