Apr
24

Baylor Line Foundation President Fred R. Norton Jr. ’80, JD ’83, released a statement today in response to a guest column in the Sunday Waco Tribune-Herald by Baylor regent Cary Gray opposing an effort by the Texas Legislature to impose open meetings on Baylor and selected other private universities. There’s an old adage that when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.  With that in mind, we suggest that someone take the shovel out of Cary Gray’s hands. Mr. …

Baylor Line FoundationBLF proposes Town Hall that would enable Cary Gray, other regents to explain why they oppose open meetings
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.”
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
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
Jun
02

The Executive Committee of The Baylor Line Foundation (formerly known as the Baylor Alumni Association) calls on the Baylor Board of Regents to immediately release the full Pepper Hamilton report of its investigation into Baylor’s handling of multiple sexual assault and domestic violence accusations, many of them involving Baylor athletes. The Baylor Family deserves an unvarnished, complete accounting of the facts about how these events were handled. The “Findings of Fact” document that Baylor released last week is not a …

adminRegents should release the full Pepper Hamilton report