A Major Vote of Confidence for Baylor University President Linda A. Livingstone

The board of regents of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has voted to extend the contract of university president Linda A. Livingstone until 2032. In 2017, Dr. Livingstone became the first woman president of the university in its then 172-year history.

“This long-term contract extension reflects President Livingstone’s strong, visionary and consistent leadership over the past five years, guiding Baylor University with a steady hand through challenging times to extraordinary heights as a preeminent Christian Research 1 university,” said Mark Rountree, chair of the board of regents. “In many fields, including higher education, stability in leadership is vital. Guided by her faith, President Livingstone has energized and inspired our faculty, staff, students, and alumni to invest their time, talents, and treasure in Baylor as a Research 1 university with a bright future ahead. At the same time, she has risen as one of most respected voices nationally in American higher education, from the role of faith-based institutions to the complex, evolving issues in intercollegiate athletics.”

Before coming to Baylor Univerity, Dr. Livingstone was a professor of management and dean of the School of Business at George Washington University in the nation’s capital. Earlier, she was dean of the of School of Business at Pepperdine University in California. Earlier in her career, she spent 11 years on the faculty at Baylor University and served as associate dean for graduate programs at the university’s School of Business.

A native of Perkins, Oklahoma, Professor Livingstone earned a bachelor’s degree in economics, an MBA, and a Ph.D. in management and organizational behavior at Oklahoma State University, where she was also a four-year letter winner on the women’s basketball team.

Filed Under: Milestones


RSSComments (0)

Leave a Reply