Starr, Baylor part ways

Judge Starr responds to questions from the Lariat on June 2. Photo credit: Liesje Powers

Baylor officially cut all ties with Judge Ken Starr on Friday morning.

“Effective today, Judge Ken Starr will be leaving his faculty status and tenure at Baylor University’s Law School,” the statement read. “The mutually agreed separation comes with the greatest respect and love Judge Starr has for Baylor and with Baylor’s recognition and appreciation for Judge Starr’s many contributions to Baylor.”

Judge Starr became Baylor’s 14th President in June 2010. The Baylor Board of Regents removed Judge Starr from his role as Baylor President on May 26 following the conclusion of the Pepper Hamilton report on Baylor’s previous handling of sexual assault cases.

At the time, Baylor Media Communications said he would remain chancellor and law professor. On June 2, Starr resigned as chancellor citing the need for transparency within the Baylor Administration.

Until Friday he remained a tenured professor at Baylor University’s Law School and Louise L. Morrison Chair of Constitutional Law at Baylor Law School.

“Baylor wishes Judge Ken Starr well in his future endeavors,” Baylor Media Communications included in their statement. “Judge Starr expresses his thanks to the Baylor family for the opportunity to serve as president and chancellor and is grateful for his time with the exceptional students of Baylor University who will lead and serve around the world.”