Apr
30

Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) Members overwhelmingly supported the Settlement Agreement, with 98.5% of the voters approving amendments to the organization’s Certificate of Formation and Constitution and Bylaws that will put an end to nearly two years of litigation once the final details are completed. The final vote total was 3,548 to 53, with more than 3,500 voting online in advance of a Special Meeting held earlier today.  Approximately 20% of the votes came from outside Texas. “The overwhelming and enthusiastic …

admin98.5% of BAA voters say ‘yes’ to settlement agreement
Apr
24

This Saturday, April 30, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. at the Waco Hilton (113 South University Parks Drive) the BAA will convene the Special Meeting to vote on a Resolution unanimously adopted by the BAA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors recommending amendments to the organization’s Certificate of Formation and Constitution and Bylaws If you have already voted online or plan to vote by Wednesday night’s deadline, you are welcome to attend the meeting, but you are NOT required to. Your …

adminHere are some details on the April 30 special meeting
Apr
17

There are 10 days left before online voting ends on the BAA-Baylor settlement agreement.  BAA Active member (Life and Annual) and everyone whose membership lapsed after the Transition Agreement vote should have received their voting codes by now. More than 2,500 Active members have already voted, and the rest of you have until 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, to cast your vote online.  Lapsed members have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 18, to renew their memberships for …

admin10 days left to vote online. Here’s what members are asking
Apr
14

On March 8, 2016, the Baylor Alumni Association and Baylor University jointly announced an agreement resolving our legal differences and putting an end to nearly two years of litigation.  That settlement agreement is subject to membership approval through voting that began on April 4.  If approved, the settlement agreement will, among other things, usher in a new era of governance at Baylor University by giving alumni the right to vote in elections to name three members of the Board of …

adminAgreement reached on first three Alumni-Elected Regents
Apr
03

The Voting Site that enables BAA Members is now open for BAA Members who have received their voting codes in the mail.  Online voting closes April 27 at 11:59 pm Central, but Active members will be able to vote in person if they attend the Special Meeting at 10 am on April 30. Lapsed Members are receiving voting codes and can vote, but those votes will not count unless they renew their memberships by April 18. The mailer has information …

adminBAA Settlement voting site now open
Mar
17

The BAA Board of Directors has called a Special Meeting of members to occur at 10:00 a.m. on April 30, 2016, at the Waco Hilton, 113 South University Parks Drive. The purpose of the meeting is allow members to vote on a Resolution unanimously adopted by the BAA’s Executive Committee and Board of Directors recommending amendments to the organization’s Certificate of Formation and Constitution and Bylaws. The recommended amendments are consistent with the terms negotiated by both parties in the …

adminSpecial Meeting scheduled for settlement vote with advance online voting; lapsed members allowed to vote with renewal
Mar
08

Dear Baylor Alumni Association Members: I am pleased to report that on March 7, 2016, the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) reached an agreement with Baylor University resolving our legal differences and putting an end to nearly two years of litigation. The BAA Board of Directors believes this settlement agreement represents the best possible outcome for our members and the entire Baylor family, and we hope you will support our effort to bring this litigation to an honorable conclusion. Unlike the …

adminBAA and Baylor reach settlement agreement that includes retention of Baylor Line name and independence, Alumni Center compensation, and 3 alumni-elected voting Regents
Jan
12

Original Populous plans and renderings show Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center did not need to be demolished. “[The Stadium Project] will require removal of the Hughes-Dillard Center this summer in order to make way for the approach to the stadium.”  Baylor President Ken Starr Letter to Baylor Nation, June 10, 2013. [LINK] “Populous, our renowned architectural firm, has been insistent in its judgment that Baylor Stadium needs to include a grand pathway…. A sidewalk circumventing Hughes-Dillard is not functional because it would …

adminLitigation Update: New evidence received from McLane Stadium architect shows it was not necessary to demolish Hughes-Dillard Alumni Center
Aug
16

Good morning.  Just wanted to take a few minutes to provide our members and friends from outside the Greater Waco area — and those who live in Waco and may have missed it — a link to the Sunday Q&A with BAA President Tom Nesbitt in the Waco Trib.  Please share the link with your friends and feel free to comment here (or on one of our social networks). For those who don’t want to click, the transcript is below: …

adminBAA President Tom Nesbitt talks with the Waco Trib Editorial Board
Aug
13

“What Walter (Abercrombie) doesn’t understand is his job will be in jeopardy if he connects this (golf sponsorship) with the BAA.”  –Tommye Lou Davis to John Barry, March 2012 “I just hope and pray those terrorists try to complain that Baylor shouldn’t build an on campus stadium if it takes their building.” –Buddy Jones to group of Regents in November 2011, the very day Baylor decided to hire Populous to design McLane Stadium. Dear BAA Members, Back in June, I provided …

adminLitigation Update: Where Baylor leaders involve Walter Abercrombie and Tommye Lou Davis asks for Buddy Jones’s help