New alumni group meets in Waco to discuss its plan for transparency at Baylor
November 11, 2016
New alumni group meets in Waco to discuss its plan for transparency at Baylor. Joe Gastler recaps the meeting.
If you have the time to watch the video, I would recommend it. It was actually a relatively – get this – funny event. Former Texas Governor Mark White is a hoot. Plenty of self-deprecating jokes about being a Democrat, but much more subtext that this is an issue that unites our Baylor Family regardless of age, background, or other affiliation. That theme, the “Baylor Family” came back again and again. We’re hurting as a family. We need to move forward, as a family. One of the things people across this country know about Baylor is that we are a family.
As a younger alum, I was encouraged to see that they had included two relatively recent alums for the advisory board of this group. The only younger members you’ll find on the current Board of Regents have no rights, no voice, and no vote. It was a deliberate choice on their part too – the board members for BLR clearly reflect how the group thinks the BoR should be structured. A smaller group, representative of the best and brightest Baylor has to offer from all ages and generations.