By Jordan Corona
Faculty Senate formally congratulated President Ken Starr on his appointment as Chancellor on Tuesday.
Faculty Senate members presented the president with a certificate and a commendation for his leadership.
“It’s a profound blessing,” Starr said in a press release published Thursday. “To serve Baylor University alongside our wonderful faculty who are daily helping to transform the lives of our students and move Baylor University boldy forward in terms of our global impact.”
Dr. Byron Newberry, professor of engineering and who sits on the executive board at the Faculty Senate, said he felt like Starr’s administration respected the faculty’s input on issues like the Pro Futurus Vision.
“Faculty Senate feels like we’ve got good lines of communication,” he said. “They ask for our input and when we express it, we feel like we’re taken seriously.”
Nov. 11, Baylor Board of Regents voted to extend Starr’s contract and assigned him the title “president and chancellor.” The next day, Faculty Senate passed the resolution to congratulate him on the appointment.