Baylor regents remove president over failure to unify factions

In spite of John Lilley's "significant accomplishments"
John Lilley, president of Baylor University, has been fired for failing to “bring the Baylor family together,” says Howard Batson, chair of the university’s board of regents.

The regents voted July 24 to remove Lilley from office, effective immediately, during their summer meeting in Grapevine, near the Dallas–Fort Worth airport. The vote was taken by secret ballot and the vote total was not announced, Batson said.

Batson cited Lilley’s inability to unite Baylor’s various constituencies at least nine times during a 20-minute telephone news conference and several times in an interview with the Texas Baptist Standard shortly after the regents’ vote.


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