Waco: BU regents implement new governance plan, raise tuition

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) The Baylor University Board of Regents met Friday in Waco, voted on a tuition increase, established a new governance plan, and named new committees to make what the board’s new chairman, Joel Allison, calls "the right decisions for the future of Baylor."

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The school’s flat-rate tuition will be $41,194 for the 2018-2019 academic year and fees will total $4,348.

The four percent increase is the smallest in two decades, the school’s new president, Dr. Linda Livingstone, told reporters after the meeting.

The board also welcomed seven new members.

“This meeting was marked by many significant changes for the Baylor Board of Regents, and we will continually evolve and change based on best practices and the needs of the University and Baylor Family overall,” Allison said.

“There is a renewed sense of collegiality among the Regents as a result of the new governance reforms and a strong desire to support President Livingstone and the university leadership in helping Baylor achieve its full potential.”