Dr. Linda A. Livingstone is the 15th president of Baylor University. She previously served as dean and professor of management at The George Washington University School of Business, as dean and professor of management at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, and as a tenured faculty member and associate dean of graduate programs at Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business.
As Baylor’s president, Dr. Livingstone has led the development of Baylor’s academic strategic plan, Illuminate, which details Baylor’s pursuit of becoming a preeminent Christian research university, and the $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign that undergirds Illuminate, called Give Light. She has also overseen the University’s response to COVID-19 and the robust study of Baylor’s full history through the Commission on Historic Campus Representations.
A strong voice for the role of faith-based institutions in higher education, Dr. Livingstone is a scholar in organizational behavior, leadership, creativity, and university accreditation. She has been extensively published and cited in a number of academic and professional outlets. She serves as the Vice Chair of the Big XII Conference Board of Directors and as Secretary for the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education. She also serves on the NCAA Division I Board of Directors, the NCAA Board of Governors, and the governing boards of Capital Southwest Industrials, Baylor College of Medicine, and Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, Inc.
A native of Perkins, Oklahoma, Dr. Livingstone played varsity basketball at Oklahoma State University, where she earned her bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. There she met her husband, Brad, who is a history teacher at Vanguard College Preparatory School. They have one daughter, Shelby, a current student at Baylor’s George W. Truett Theological Seminary.
Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.