Baylor University President Linda Livingstone has announced that following a nationwide search, Dr, Nancy W. Brickhouse has been named Baylor University provost.
She will assume her new duties May 1.
“With a deep background in both teaching and research as well as ties to Baylor as an undergraduate, we are extremely pleased that Dr. Brickhouse will be our next provost,” Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., said.
“Our aspirations are great as we grow Baylor’s research impact while maintaining our strong tradition of undergraduate education in an unambiguously Christian environment. Dr. Brickhouse not only understands this distinctiveness, but embraces the belief that the world – and higher education in particular – needs a Baylor. We look forward to benefiting from her experiences as an academic leader, scholar and advocate for Christian higher education.”
Dr. Brickhouse previously served as provost at Saint Louis University, a Jesuit research university with 8,000 undergraduate students and 6,000 graduate students at its main campus in St. Louis. During her tenure, she played a key role in repositioning the university’s finance, operations and academic endeavors to meet a rapidly changing higher education landscape.
As Baylor’s chief academic officer, Dr. Brickhouse will oversee the University’s 12 colleges and schools, research enterprise, University Libraries and centers and institutes. Baylor currently has 17,491 students, including 14,188 undergraduates and 3,303 students in graduate and professional programs. Baylor offers 128 baccalaureate programs, 77 master’s programs and 46 doctoral programs, including a juris doctor.