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By Donald D. Schmeltekopf

it is a booklet concerning the huge, immense adjustments that happened at Baylor college from 1991 to 2003, as noticeable throughout the perceptive eyes of its provost on the time, Donald D. Schmeltekopf. at the entrance finish used to be the constitution revision, a metamorphosis that completely restructured the felony governance of the college. at the again finish used to be Baylor 2012, a grand imaginative and prescient for the collage issued through the Board of Regents on September 21, 2001. there have been numerous serious crossroads alongside easy methods to what has now been created at Baylor, a Christian study collage, extraordinary between church-related universities within the Protestant orbit. those memoirs inform the tale of this alteration from the point of view of 1 who used to be top on the crossroads.

"With Baylor on the Crossroads, Don Schmeltekopf has supplied a appropriate checklist of ways most sensible to barter the harsh offerings all church-related faculties face this day. . . . Don's provider is instructive to we all who care deeply in regards to the lifetime of religion and its inextricable dating to the lifetime of reason."
--Mark R. Schwehn, Professor of Humanities in Christ collage, Valparaiso University

"Having watched and written approximately Baylor's notable upward thrust to a examine college whereas at the same time strengthening its Christian personality, I hungered for the tale of that ascent by way of its architect, Provost Donald Schmeltekopf. My starvation was once chuffed by means of this intriguing account that reads like a singular whereas providing very important teachings approximately how faculties may well in attaining caliber with soul."
--Robert Benne, Jordan-Trexler Professor of faith Emeritus, Roanoke College

"Schmeltekopf's imaginative and prescient, integrity, and braveness helped force Baylor ahead in the course of a interval of large swap. . . . may well this memoir advisor and encourage a brand new iteration of educational leaders at Baylor and beyond."
--Wilson D. Miscamble, Professor of historical past, college of Notre Dame

"A must-read for somebody attracted to the prior struggles of Christian greater schooling and its destiny customers. all of us have to research the teachings Schmeltekopf can teach."
--David Solomon, H. B. and W. P. White Director Emeritus, Notre Dame heart for Ethics and Culture

"As its leader educational officer, Donald Schmeltekopf presided over the transformation of Baylor college from a neighborhood tuition identified mainly for its undergraduate educating into a world study college identified additionally for its integration of multinational Christian religion with rigorous educational study. Schmeltekopf's memoirs of his years because the Baylor provost supply very good perception into this progressive event."
--Ralph C. wooden, college Professor of Theology and Literature, Baylor University

Donald Schmeltekopf is provost emeritus of Baylor college. He was once provost of Baylor from 1991 to 2003. ahead of coming to Baylor, he served 5 years as vp and provost at Mars Hill university, and years as a software officer on the nationwide Endowment for the arts. he's the coeditor of 5 books, together with The Baylor undertaking: Taking Christian greater schooling to the following Level (2007).

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