GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Baylor University board of regents
has fired President John M. Lilley, citing his rejection of the
board's plan to replace him at the end of his contract next year.
The board of the world's largest Baptist university voted
Thursday to fire Lilley during its annual summer retreat, held this
year in suburban Dallas-Fort Worth. Lilley had been president since
In a release, board Chairman Howard K. Batson said the firing
will "unite Baylor's many constituencies and move the university
forward in its next period of growth and renewal."
Board members had offered to let Lilley complete his five-year
contract and begin their search for a new president in January. But
board members say Lilley rejected that offer.
Regent Harold Cunningham has been named acting president. He is
a former vice president for special projects and former vice
president for finance and administration.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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