Feb
13

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Governance Reform on Feb. 15 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame, despite the Baylor Board of Regents’ decision to formally decline the invitation. The town hall is an effort to end an impasse between the regents and the Bears for Leadership Reform (BLR) over separate proposals that each organization says will expand representation to the Baylor family and provide greater accountability and transparency. The Town Hall will …

Baylor Line FoundationTown Hall on Governance Reform Will Take Place Feb. 15 Despite Regents Rejecting BLF Invitation
Feb
10

Just a reminder that nominations for officers and directors of the Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) will close on Feb. 28. The membership of Baylor Line Foundation will hold its annual meeting in Waco on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at a time and location to be determined. At that meeting, the membership will elect the President-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer of the Foundation and will elect directors to fill the three-year terms of those directors whose terms expire. Pursuant to Article VI, …

adminReminder: BLF board nominations to close on Feb. 28
Feb
02

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) will hold a Town Hall Meeting on Governance Reform on Feb. 15 at the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in an effort to end an impasse between the Baylor Board of Regents and the Bears for Leadership Reform (BLR) over changes the BLR has proposed that it says will expand representation to the Baylor family and provide greater accountability and transparency. “Consistent with our mission to inform and engage Baylor alumni, we are happy to …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF Schedules Feb. 15 Town Hall on Governance Reform
Nov
21

Nearly 50% of the nearly 1,500 members of the Baylor family who responded to a Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) survey conducted in early November said they are less likely to donate to the university in light of recent events. More than 90% of the respondents also called for greater transparency from Baylor leaders on a variety of topics. In addition, a large number of respondents said they were “less likely” or “much less likely” to show support for the school …

adminSurvey results indicate deep concern on a variety of topics
Nov
11

The battle over the need to reform the Baylor Board of Regents is fast becoming a ping-pong game.  And some of the players may be bringing larger paddles to the table. The week started with an online invitation from “Bears for Leadership Reform” to an event at the Texas Rangers Museum on Thursday morning. It was followed by some news stories and the creation of a Facebook page that quickly attracted thousands of Likes.  Next came a Wednesday evening announcement …

adminWho’s Who of Baylor donors call for transparency, Regents reform: “We don’t need secrecy; we can handle the truth.”
Nov
02

There was a great deal of chatter over the past few days as the Baylor Family braced for the 60 Minutes Sports program on Tuesday night.  The preparation started late last week with the Wall Street Journal article providing a level of detail that until that point had only been rumored. The Baylor Line Foundation tried to capture the thoughts of many Family members on Monday morning when we issued a statement that questioned the Board of Regents’ decision to …

adminHeartsick…but with a true feeling of hope
Oct
31

Baylor University has decided in recent days to provide the public with more details about sexual assaults at Baylor University over the last several years. Some members of the Board of Regents have given media interviews that seem to be a part of a carefully orchestrated public relations campaign to validate their staffing decisions rather than explaining what happened directly to the Baylor Family. Some regents chose to disclose details about the numbers of sexual assault complaints and the number …

adminBLF Statement: Many questions remain that must be answered; full accounting must be given to Baylor family
Oct
01

This is only a sampling of the responses we received to our question about what Baylor needs to do to get itself back on track. If you’d like to read all 30 responses, you can click here or check out the fall issue of the Baylor Line. In the wake of recent shocking and tragic events, there are a number of opinions as to what the next chapter at Baylor should look like. National media outlets have written stories, with …

adminWhat Comes Next? Now it’s your turn to weigh in
Sep
12

The following statement was issued after the Sept. 10 quarterly board meeting of the Baylor Line Foundation. The search committee for the next president of Baylor University seems to represent a narrow segment of the Baylor family. Especially troubling is the lack of representation of some of the key academic units at Baylor or of alumni without close ties to the Board of Regents. This statement in no way is intended as criticism of the qualified individuals named to the …

adminBLF Statement Regarding the Appointment of a Presidential Search Committee by the Baylor Board of Regents
Jun
05

Interim President David Garland sent the following letter to “Baylor Nation” late on Friday afternoon, June 3.  Bette McCall Miller sent a copy of a personal response she sent to Dr. Garland to both the Waco Trib and The Baylor Line Foundation.  Both are reprinted in their entirety.   Dear Baylor Nation, We have entered a new season in the life of Baylor University. It is a season that calls for clarity, compassion and collective action as a Christian academic …

adminA response from Bette McCall Miller ’67 to David Garland’s June 3 e-mail to Baylor Nation