Baylor reform group proposes board overhaul; Murff announces internal recommendations to be published

Open meetings, press availability and a dramatically restructured board are among the latest demands for Baylor University regents from “Bears for Leadership Reform,” a group of high-profile donors and alumni that has pressured the board for more than two months in the aftermath of the school’s sexual assault scandal…

The reform group’s ideal board would consist of 10 regents elected by the Baptist General Convention of Texas, 10 elected by Baylor alumni and 10 elected by the full membership of the board. Additionally, one regent each would be from the “B” Association, the Baylor Bear Foundation, Student Government and Faculty Senate.

All regents, except for the student regent, would serve three-year terms and serve no more than three terms total. The chairperson could not hold the role for more than two years total, and the board of regents’ executive committee would be disbanded.

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