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Alumni-Elected Regent Candidates

Baylor University, Baylor Line Foundation Announce Slate of Alumni-Elected Regent Candidates

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2018) – Baylor University, in conjunction with the Baylor Line Foundation, has announced the slate of alumni-elected Regent candidates presented for election this spring.

The candidates are:

  • William Kevin Cherry, B.A. (Business Administration) ’79, J.D. (Law) ’82, Dallas, Texas
  • Wayne Fisher, B.B.A. (Finance) ’61, J.D. (Law) ’61, Houston, Texas
  • Katie Jo Baumgardner Luningham, B.A. (University Scholar) ’11, Kansas City, Missouri
  • Mark Allen Newton, B.A. (Religion) ’85, Lufkin, Texas
  • Rusty Phenix, B.A. (Law) ’84, J.D. (Law) ’84, Henderson, Texas
  • Gordon Wilkerson, B.B.A. (Accounting/Real Estate) ’82, Lubbock, Texas

More information about the candidates will be provided to alumni in the spring issue of Baylor Magazine, on the Baylor website at and through the University’s social media channels. Credentials for voting will be provided to all degree-holding alumni of the University by mail and/or email in advance of the voting period. The election will be conducted by an independent third party from April 23 through May 2.

The two candidates receiving the most votes will serve three-year terms on the Baylor Board of Regents.

The candidates, whose nominations were supported by the signatures of at least 50 other Baylor graduates or who were nominated by official advisory and advocacy boards and groups associated with the University, were considered by a nominating committee. The committee was comprised of two sitting alumni-elected Regents not up for re-election and two other Regents.

A full list of guidelines for the election can be found here:

Contact: Lori Fogleman, 254-710-6275,



The Baylor Line Foundation is a nonprofit organization that serves alumni, provides student scholarships, and has been publishing The Baylor Line magazine since 1946.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 17,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


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