Kenneth Starr named Baylor University president

Kenneth W. Starr, the former independent counsel whose work led to the impeachment of then-President Bill Clinton, was named president of Baylor University this morning, sources said.

The 63-year-old Starr, who has been dean of Pepperdine University’s School of Law in Malibu, Calif. since April, 2004 will become Baylor’s 14th president.

Starr’s appointment as president of Baylor brings a nationally known, but highly controversial figure to the Waco campus at a time of prolonged and occasionally tumultuous transition from a teaching school to one focused on research and the pursuit of a top-tier ranking among colleges nationally. It ends a nearly 20-month-long search that began when former Baylor President John M. Lilley was fired in July of 2008.

Sources: Starr named Baylor University president |

HT – Rodney

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15 thoughts on “Kenneth Starr named Baylor University president

  1. This is so sad. Academically, Baylor was headed in a really good direction in terms of religions studies, towards a center position, focused on Christ. Had originally planned on applying there but no such luck now.

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