Skip to comments.Baylor welcomes new regents, reports record fundraising year
Posted on 07/20/2019 4:37:58 PM PDT by fwdude
The Baylor University Board of Regents recently welcomed six new members, celebrated the universitys largest fundraising year and discussed LGBQT issues.
Regents, gathering during their regular July retreat and summer meeting, heard reports that contributions and pledges to Baylor this year totaled $243 million, the most in the schools 174-year history, according to a Baylor press release.
School officials reported that this is the eighth consecutive year the university has surpassed $100 million in fundraising. This years total includes an anonymous $100 million gift supporting endowed professorships and representing the lead donation for the planned Baylor Basketball Pavilion.
We are profoundly grateful to the many members of the Baylor family who have come alongside the university as part of Give Light, Baylor President Linda Livingstone wrote in the press release.
The July meeting marked the first for six new regents, plus a new student regent, Baylor officials reported. The new board members are Sarah Gahm, of Dallas, senior vice president of Baylor Scott & White Health Care; William Mearse, of Houston, a retired Accenture resources group operations officer; Mark Petersen, of Arlington, a partner in MBD Solutions LLC and president and managing partner for PRF Capital LLC; Manny Ruiz, of San Antonio, president and senior lending officer and member of the board of directors at Texstar National Bank; David M. Slover, of Dallas, a senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Highground Advisors; and Randall A. Umstead, associate dean for academic affairs and The Charles Evans Chair in Voice in the Baylor School of Music.
The new student regent is junior Cassidy Parshall, of Colleyville.
According to Board Chairman Jerry Clements, the new regents bring a variety of new viewpoints to the board. They all have in common a genuine love and care for Baylor and a desire to help the university move forward under President Livingstone and achieve Baylors vision for the future as a preeminent Christian research university.
According to the press release, the board also held a discussion with Janet B. Dean, an associate professor of psychology at Asbury University and co-author of Listening to Sexual Minorities: A Study of Faith and Sexual Identity on Christian Colleges Campuses.
Baylor officials said the board discussed the ability of faith-based universities, like Baylor, to provide a loving, caring community because of their Christian missions while providing LGBTQ students with the support essential to their holistic growth and formation as adults.
Nevertheless, its clear that this once-Christian school has sold it soul for a mess of pottage
“Listening to Sexual Minorities: A Study of Faith and Sexual Identity on Christian Colleges Campuses.
Sexual Minorities? More Sexual Deviants and Pukes...
Keep in mind the most recent graduation ceremony held at Baylor where the invited speaker from an apostate fag church demeaned being white and straight to loud applause from the students in attendance.
You do know that there are wealthy Christians.
Yes, I realize that. But why would a wealthy Christian contribute to a compromising university?
Martin Luther predicted this...
From what I have seen, Baylor became non Christian some time ago. Apparently just keeps getting worse.
Interestingly I knew two beautiful girls who attended Baylor.
Both were Daughters of prominent Southern Baptist leaders. One just might have been the prettiest girl I ever knew.
That was nearly 50 years ago.
Does Baylor still have Rape Rooms for their football players?
Maybe they should give it to SMU or TCU instead?
Excellent, cut off all federal funds.
I married her 56 years ago!
I doubt they will spend a dime of their endowments retiring any debt they put their students in for their worthless degrees.
Isn’t it interesting that organizations that steal so much money and do so much damage are thought so highly of, i.e., universities, governments, religions to name a few.
Really? Thanks for the info. Another lesson learned that just because you’re in Texas doesn’t mean you’re conservative.
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