Baylor University's Board of Regents Elects Faculty and Student Regents

February 21, 2013

Follow us on Twitter: @BaylorUMediaCom

Contact: Lori Fogleman, (254) 710-6275

Dr. Todd Still and Taylor Hoogendoorn will serve one-year terms as non-voting members of the University's governing board

WACO, Texas (Feb. 21, 2013) - Baylor University Board of Regents Chairman Richard Willis announced today that Todd D. Still, Ph.D., professor of Christian Scriptures, holder of The William M. Hinson Chair of Christian Scriptures at George W. Truett Theological Seminary and chair of the University's Faculty Senate, and Taylor Hoogendoorn, a junior Baylor Business Fellow from Elmhurst, Ill., with majors in economics, finance and mathematics, have been elected to serve one-year terms as non-voting Faculty and Student Regents, respectively. Their terms will begin on June 1. This is the second year that Dr. Still has been selected by Baylor Regents while Mr. Hoogendoorn will fill a seat vacated by current Student Regent Kelly Rapp, who will conclude his service to the board when he graduates in May.

"We are honored that Dr. Still will continue his service as Faculty Regent, and we welcome to the board as our Student Regent Taylor Hoogendoorn." Willis said. "Dr. Still is a widely respected member of our academic community who has provided valuable perspective to board deliberation during the past year. Taylor is an exceptionally thoughtful and accomplished Baylor student who will share from his own experiences and views as a student to assist in the collaborative decision-making of the board. Together, our new Regents are brilliant scholars, who are passionate about their Christian faith and excited about Baylor University's future progress under our Pro Futuris strategic vision."


Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, characterized as having "high research activity" by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The university provides a vibrant campus community for approximately 15,000 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 11 nationally recognized academic divisions. Baylor sponsors 19 varsity athletic teams and is a founding member of the Big 12 Conference.