Alumni-elected Regent Selection - 2021

December 6, 2023
Phil Lakin
Phil Lakin
B.B.A. '89, M.B.A.'99
 Tulsa, Oklahoma
Katie Jo Luningham
Katie Jo Luningham
B.A. '11
Atlanta Georgia
Gordon Wilkerson
Gordon Wilkerson
B.B.A. '82
Lubbock, Texas

2021 Election Process

Three highly-qualified candidates have been selected from those nominated for the 2021 election. A brief profile of each candidate is provided on the adjacent page.

All recipients of a Baylor undergraduate or graduate/professional degree are eligible to vote in the annual election. 

The 2021 election will be operated by YesElections (formerly Election America), a third-party provider with proven expertise in providing reliable, user-friendly elections. Their secure, confidential online system will be utilized to facilitate voting. 

Distribution of Credentials

As the University practices judicious stewardship of resources, voting credentials will be distributed only through email this year. Each graduate for whom the University has a valid email address will receive individualized credentials and instructions for voting online. The email will come from Please add this address as a safe sender to avoid the email being treated as spam.  

Online Voting

The online Alumni-elected Regent ballot will open April 26 and close May 6, 2021. Each graduate may cast one vote for the candidate of their choice. The candidate with the highest number of votes will be selected.


Alumni-elected Regent candidates run on their accomplishments and not on platforms. Campaigning by candidates or anyone affiliated with them is not allowed.

In June 2016, Baylor welcomed Alumni-elected Regents to three-year service terms on the Board. As Alumni-elected Regents complete their terms, Baylor University graduates elect or re-elect Alumni-elected Regents to service. 

Alumni-elected Regents may be nominated by the various advisory and advocacy boards and groups associated with Baylor University, or through a nomination supported by the signatures of at least 50 other Baylor graduates.

A nominating committee, composed of two Alumni-elected Regents and two other Regents, reviews the application of each nominee and selects the slate of candidates for election each year.

This year's election cycle:

April 26-May 6
Baylor graduates vote in the election of the Alumni-elected Regent

Mid May 
Results announced and Alumni-elected Regent begins service June 1

Nominations accepted for 2022 election via nomination process

Nominee submissions reviewed and candidates selected and announced

For a complete guide to the nomination and election process, visit