Celebrating a Baylor-versary

June 1, 2022

Dear Baylor Family,

Today, reflecting on the five-year anniversary of my first day as Baylor's 15th President, I continue to be excited about the future of our great University. I can honestly say I am even more excited than I was walking into Pat Neff Hall on June 1, 2017. Serving as President of Baylor for the past five years has been an incredible journey – one we have shared together as family, friends, faculty and staff, students and alumni of this remarkable institution of higher learning.

Together, we have experienced Baylor’s transformation into a “Research 1” – or R1 –university while holding steadfast to our Christian heritage and mission. We’ve eclipsed the $1.1 billion initial fundraising goal of the Give Light campaign. We’ve managed a pandemic while also experiencing record student interest in a Baylor education. We’ve broken ground on construction projects that will impact the University and Waco for decades to come. And we’ve celebrated Big 12 and national championships with showers of green and gold confetti.

As grateful as I am for what we have achieved through our collective efforts, I am even more eager to see what God has planned for Baylor’s bright future and to have the opportunity to work together with all of you in achieving His plans.

Thank you for supporting and praying for Baylor, as well as for me and my family, over the past five years. It truly continues to be a blessing to serve as President of your University.

With Gratitude,

Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D.