It has been three years since Baylor launched Illuminate, the University’s academic strategic plan, and we continue to see progress in several key initiatives. One effort of note is the Lab-to-Market (L2M) program, which establishes a perpetual pipeline of ideas, inventions and technologies designed in the laboratory and transferred to the marketplace. The success of the L2M program is critical to Baylor fulfilling the promise of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative.
The concept of these ideas, inventions and technologies being moved from the laboratory, or point A, to the marketplace, point B, reminds me of the importance the supply chain industry has on our economy and society. Many people have had to adapt to the changing world, and those in supply chain have capitalized on innovation and technology in ways we never dreamed possible.
This issue of the Baylor Business Review highlights the rapid evolution of supply chain operations, from an alumnus’ long history in global supply chain operations to a recent graduate’s incredible successes early in his career. The Hankamer School of Business is also evolving, with student organizations re-emerging on an international scale and the development of the Supply Chain Advisory Board to ensure our students are leaving Baylor with the education they need.
On a separate note, many of you are aware that I had originally planned to step down as dean of Hankamer School of Business last May. That timeline has shifted, and I will now be leaving the office after almost 24 years of memories and accomplishments. I am incredibly thankful for each experience I have had in my time leading the School. I look forward to what lies ahead for both me and the Hankamer School of Business.
Terry S. Maness
Dean, Hankamer School of Business