BU regents approve changes, give student member voting rights

The Baylor University Board of Regents Friday approved the recommendations in a 27-page report prepared by its Governance Task Force and agreed to grant second-term voting rights to one of the two student members of the board, but a reform group says the changes fall short.

“Combined with the changes we’ve already taken, these actions today will make Baylor’s governance model one of the most responsive and transparent of any major private university,” Board of Regents Chairman Ron Murff said.

The task force was formed to come up with recommendations in response to mounting calls for more openness and changes in the way that board members are selected.

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