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Welcome back! Linda Livingstone named Baylor president

Baylor announced April 18 that Linda A. Livingstone, the dean at the George Washington University School of Business, would become the university’s 15th president.  Livingstone, who previously served as both a Baylor professor and associate dean of graduate programs at the Hankamer School of Business, will be the first female president in Baylor’s 172-year history and replaces interim President David Garland, who has served in the role since June 1, 2016 and oversaw the early stages of the university’s efforts to move beyond a sexual assault scandal that has spanned more than a year and a half.

“The range of Dr. Livingstone’s experiences – including her expertise in the area of accreditation and commitment to preserving the timeless values of Baylor’s founders — will be critical to helping the Baylor Family navigate through these challenging times,” said Baylor Line Foundation President Fred R. Norton Jr. ’80, JD ’83.  “We welcome her return to the Baylor Family — many of whom know her and respect her — and we look forward to supporting her efforts to rebuild Baylor’s reputation and standing in a spirit of transparency and accountability.”

Here are links to coverage by a variety of media outlets.  We will add links as more stories are published.  In many cases, publications used stories written by either the Associated Press and thereby won’t be duplicated here (including the New York Times):

What do you think? Please feel free to share your memories of Linda Livingstone and your thoughts on the challenges that face her in the months and years to come.

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