Reform group urges changes in election of Baylor regents
- WACO—A reform group called on Baylor University to enact major governance changes, including a plan to allow Baylor constituencies to elect a majority of the board of regents and a policy requiring regents to conduct much of their business in open sessions.
Bears for Leadership Reform—an organization that includes prominent Baylor alumni and donors—announced its “roadmap for governance changes” Jan. 18.
Soon after the reform group addressed the news media, Baylor released a statement from Ron Murff, chair of the board of regents, saying regents will vote Feb. 17 on changes to bylaws and guidelines for board operations, as recommended by a governance-review task force created in November.
’10-10-10-4′ governance proposal presented
Saying some current regents have “turned a deaf ear to the Baylor Family,” former regent Randy Ferguson of Austin presented the reform group’s “10-10-10-4” governance proposal.