WACO (January 21, 2014) Baylor's faculty senate has voted to award a special resolution to Baylor President and Chancellor Judge Ken Starr.
The resolution, passed unanimously on November 12, 2013 congratulates Judge Starr on his recent appointment as Chancellor and commends him for his leadership of the university.
"Judge Starr has always been open to dialogue and completely unconditional in his respect for faculty, while he has never been the least bit defensive, even when topics are difficult," said Jim H. Patton, Ph.D., professor of neuroscience, psychology and biomedical studies and chair of the Faculty Senate in a press release provided by the university.
"I'm sure there are occasions when the President disagrees with the Senate. But there is never any personal animus evident in his interactions. Judge Starr enjoys widespread respect because he has earned it, and he reciprocates the same respect towards faculty, and that is very good for our university."
"I am deeply, deeply humbled and most appreciative of this resolution passed by the Faculty Senate," Judge Starr said in the release.
"It is profound blessing - and an honored responsibility - to serve Baylor University alongside our wonderful faculty who are daily helping to transform the lives of our students and move Baylor University boldly forward in terms of our global impact."
Judge Starr was appointed Baylor's 14th president in 2010.
The Baylor Board of Regents voted last November to extend Judge Starr's contract and named him the schools Chancellor.