Statement from Bears for Leadership Reform Regarding Governor Mark White’s passing

(Waco, August 7, 2017)—“All of us at Bears for Leadership Reform are profoundly saddened to learn about Governor Mark White’s death over the weekend. Our friend and colleague was the personification of integrity, commitment and the pursuit of excellence, especially in academics. We will miss his forceful presence and his eloquence with words such as, ‘If you mess up, you have to fess up.’ He was certainly influential in our work to encourage the Baylor Board of Regents to be more transparent, accountable and install a better system of governance at the university. We will continue Mark White’s calls to action to implement solid and substantive change that works in a positive way for Baylor. That, hopefully, will result in yet another success and tribute to a great man.”