Baylor University Announces Slate of Alumni-Elected Regent Candidates

February 26, 2020
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WACO, Texas (Feb. 26, 2020) – Baylor University has announced the slate of Alumni-elected Regent candidates presented for election this spring.

The candidates are:

  • Kristina (Krissy) Doerner Guidi, BA (University Scholar) ’00, McLean, Virginia
  • Brenda Rowland Sims, BSED (Secondary Education) ’79, McKinney, Texas
  • Bradley (Brad) T. Steele, BBA (Quantitative Business Analysis) ’79, Longview, Texas

More information about the candidates will be provided to alumni next month in the spring issue of Baylor Magazine, on the Baylor University website at and through the University’s social media channels.

“The Board of Regents is comprised a group of dedicated volunteers who all have in common a genuine love and care for Baylor and bring to the Board a variety of new backgrounds, ideas and perspectives,” said Board Chair Jerry K. Clements, JD ’81, of Austin. “The Board supports the University’s strategic direction and Baylor’s distinct place in higher education as the premier Christian research university.”

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 in late April through early May. The specific election period will be announced at a later date.

The candidate receiving the most votes will serve a three-year term 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 is comprised of two sitting alumni-elected Regents not up for re-election and two other Regents. The committee members are Gordon Wilkerson, BBA ’82, Alumni-elected Regent and committee chair; Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod, BA ’88, Regent; Katie Jo Luningham, BA ’11, Alumni-elected Regent; and Dennis R. Wiles, Ph.D., Regent.

A full list of guidelines for the election can be found on the Baylor Alumni-elected Regents website at


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 18,000 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 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.