I made no secret that I would have liked to have seen Robert Sloan return to the Baylor presidency to finish what he started, but it looks like the board has replaced the interim with a completely new candidate or is just about to do so.
The new president will be John Lilley, who is currently president of the University of Nevada-Reno. Based on what I’ve heard in scattered information, he will be in favor of the faith-learning integration project already underway and will continue on the path to making Baylor a true research university.
He is an older man, in his mid to late 60’s, I think, and may well be a transitional figure. Some wonder whether Union University’s David Dockery will eventually become president of Baylor.