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Baylor Connections
Fridays at 11:00am

Baylor Connections introduces the Waco community to the people behind Baylor’s teaching, research and distinct role in higher education, and provides additional information and context to issues facing the University and higher education.

Latest Episodes
  • Dr. Daniel Pack was appointed as Dean of Baylor’s School of Engineering and Computer Science (ECS) after a successful tenure as dean at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
  • This Fall, Baylor is undertaking plans to pursue the University’s next strategic plan. Provost Nancy Brickhouse and Chief of Staff Tiffany Hogue serve as co-chairs of the Strategic Planning Group, whose members will walk with the Baylor Family through the comprehensive, year-long process.
  • At the start of a new year, President Livingstone examines a variety of topics on this Baylor Connections.
  • In his role as Dean of Intercultural Engagement and Division of Student Life Initiatives, Kevin Villegas works with students and colleagues to create more vibrant, inclusive, and supportive campus environment.
  • Baylor’s Mark and Paula Hurd Welcome Center has arrived, a spectacular new “front door” to Baylor University along I-35. The beautiful, technology-rich facility houses a variety of features and amenities—among them, four columns which offer unique interactive experiences to visitors, an alumni center, ballroom, auditorium, spirit shop, coffee shop, meeting spaces and more. Go inside the Hurd Welcome Center with Jason Cook, Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Toby Barnett, Interim Vice President for Advancement, and Ross VanDyke, Assistant Vice President for Enrollment Management, Marketing and Recruiting, in this Baylor Connections.
  • Major General Joel Carey serves as director of operations, strategic deterrence, and nuclear integration of the United States Air Forces in Europe and Air Forces Africa, based in Germany. This year, he was recognized as Baylor’s 2023 Alumna of the Year.
  • BearAid is Baylor’s disaster relief outreach team, where students partner with Baylor Spiritual Life to meet needs in Texas and across the country after national disasters like tornadoes, ice storms and floods.
  • The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope is NASA’S next flagship mission and offers significant technological advancements to explore the universe.
  • From a childhood in Nebraska to Baylor to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Richa Sirohi pursued her dreams and achieved significant goals as an engineer. A 2018 Baylor graduate, Sirohi is Baylor’s 2023 Young Alumna of the Year.
  • Baylor students are attaining jobs and grad school positions at an elite rate. The University’s most recent placement rate is 92 percent, and the Baylor University Career Center has played an important role in helping students build a successful approach toward their career. Ken Buckley serves as Assistant Vice Provost in the Baylor University Career Center.