Baylor in Latin America
Conversations are ongoing about possible initiatives related to Baylor in Latin America. The expectation is that during the next five years a strategic initiative will likely emerge as the College of Arts & Sciences has many faculty across disciplines teaching and researching in this important region.
Goal 1: Identify one or more areas of emphasis within the five-year window of this strategic plan.
Year 2: Dr. Paul Martens, Director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies in the College of Arts & Sciences, is gathering information to help determine the best way forward with current faculty expertise.
1.1 The Arts & Sciences Director of the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies, in consultation with other interested parties, will vet various initiatives from the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures, Office of Global Engagement, and other areas of the University.
1.2 Seek funding opportunities to endow the Center, or various programs within this initiative.
Year 3: Faculty conversations about the Baylor in Latin America initiative have continued, with Dr. Felipe Hinojosa joining the Department of History in August 2023 as the inaugural Jackson Family Chair for Baylor in Latin America.