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
13

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) is now offering a 50% discount on Life Memberships to members of the Heritage Club in recognition of their longtime service and commitment to the timeless values of Baylor’s founders. The Heritage Club was created by the Baylor Alumni Association (BAA) in 1977 as a way to honor Baylor alumni who attended Baylor 50 years ago or more, even if they did not actually graduate from Baylor. Management of the Heritage Club program was taken …

adminBLF offers 50% discount on Life Memberships for Heritage Club members
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
26

The Baylor Line Foundation (BLF) has hired Allen Holt ’80 as its new executive vice president. Holt, who served the Baylor Alumni Association as its director of development from 2008 to 2013, will start Nov. 1, 2016.  He returns 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. “We could not be …

adminLongtime Baylor fundraiser Allen Holt ’80 named to lead Baylor Line Foundation
Oct
24

The deadline for nominating candidates for the Baylor Line Foundation’s annual Hall of Fame alumni awards dinner is fast approaching. You have until Oct. 31 to submit your nominations for one of seven awards, which will be presented at a gala dinner on Jan. 28, 2017, in the Barfield Drawing Room at the Baylor Student Union Building. “We are excited to revive the Baylor Alumni Association’s three-decade-long tradition of honoring outstanding alumni across generational, geographic, and professional lines,” said Laura H. …

adminDeadline approaching for submitting nominees for Hall of Fame awards
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
27

The Fall 2016 issue of the Baylor Line will start arriving in members’ mailboxes later this week, but you can read it online right now. We have tried to strike a balance in this issue between celebrating the reasons we all love Baylor and talking frankly about the challenges that Baylor faces so that future generations will be able to celebrate their time in Waco. Stories include: What Comes Next? (advice from members of the Baylor Family on how Baylor …

adminFall issue of Baylor Line now available online
Sep
25

Click here to see this story as it appears in the Fall 2016 issue of the Baylor Line — with photos and charts. Between rising tuition and the obstacles life has thrown at them, many students are graduating from Baylor with a stunning amount of debt, particularly if they didn’t graduate in four years. What can be done? By Peter Osborne “When I graduated and started at $12.00 an hour, I had to move in with my parents. I was close …

adminStress Test: Many recent grads facing a house of cards that has left them asking “how much student debt is too much?”