The top-ranked programs at the Hankamer School of Business combine rigorous classroom learning, hands-on experience in the real world, a solid foundation in ethical values and a global outlook.
These four dimensions are represented in the Hankamer School of Business logo, and it’s reflected in the four floors of the new Foster Campus. In the next few pages, the focus is on how the pursuit of its mission has led the School to the construction of the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation. From sharing donor stories to live-tweeted student tours of the new campus, the School’s four dimensions have impacted all those touched by the Hankamer School of Business. Likewise, each student, alumna, alumnus, faculty member, staff member and donor has left a mark on the School.
In fall 2014, some of those people had the opportunity to make their mark on the new FOSTER CAMPUS by adding their signatures to eight beams to be used in the campus construction. Even if your signature isn’t on the yellow c-channels pictured inside, you can still make a digital mark on the Foster Campus.
We’ve a page with a blank beam you can sign and share with us online. Sign it and take a selfie with your signed beam. A selection of the best photos may be shared on the Baylor Business social media accounts. Click here for your very own beam to sign!
Our MISSION is to cultivate principled leaders and serve the global marketplace through transformational learning and impactful scholarship in a culture of innovation guided by Christian values.
Our SHARED VALUES are the principles that guide all of our work. They are:
Our strategic areas of focus include FOUR KEY AREAS:
- CALLING / We are a community committed to excellence and service to others, and we believe our potential is God-given and our life path follows a calling. The Hankamer School helps students meet their callings by providing relevant, transformational educational programs and professional immersion characterized by a culture of innovation, excellence, Christian values and a global perspective.
- CHARACTER / All members of the Hankamer community provide principled leadership and service guided by Christian commitment. This is the character we instill in our students, and the commitment that guides our faculty and staff in their work. A central feature of this effort involves the selection and development of individuals whose values and character are consistent with the school and university missions.
- CLIMATE / The school’s culture of innovation is shaped by our faculty, who produce research that illuminates transformative solutions to significant business and societal problems. Our culture also supports students, faculty and staff through efficient internal processes dedicated to excellence, effective stewardship and nimble service. This climate is the foundation for our work, and the means through which we provide the Baylor experience.
- CONNECTIONS / Communication amongst and between our stakeholders is vital to our success and the fulfillment of our mission. Our faith-based heritage and commitment to integrity provides the foundation for collaborative and mutually beneficial relationships with our stakeholders.
PAUL L. FOSTER CAMPUS FOR BUSINESS AND INNOVATION
Paul Foster overcame challenges in building his business and became one of Baylor’s most generous alumni of his day. IMPACT
RILEY FAMILY PLAZA
Harold Riley’s journey to Baylor was only possible because someone else provided a scholarship. TEAMWORK
The Hankamer family have a long and continuing association with Baylor and the business school providing the naming endowment and funds to help build the School’s first home in 1960. IMPACT
JACK HARPER DEPARTMENT SUITE FOR ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, INSURANCE, AND REAL ESTATE
Jack Harper graduated with a degree in Finance and has spent his entire career in the oil and gas business—most recently serving as executive vice president at Concho Resources, Inc. Jack believes in serving his community and serves on the board of a number of nonprofit organizations. COMMITMENT
PAUL AND JANE MEYER CONFERENCE CENTER
Paul and Jane Meyer established a global presence from their company’s headquarters in Waco, built on a strong foundation of integrity, leadership and a giving heart. LEARNING
STEVE AND PENNY CARLILE PLAZA
Steve and Penny Carlile’s family lives and breathes the entrepreneurial spirit, and they give back in many significant ways to a variety of community needs. INNOVATION
BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE HEALTH DEAN’S SUITE
There has been a long relationship with Baylor Scott & White, and currently, the chief executive officer, the chief operating officer of the organization, and the chairman of the board are all Baylor graduates. TEAMWORK
ED AND DENISE CRENSHAW STUDENT COMMONS
Ed Crenshaw’s family started Publix Supermarket chain, which has grown to be one of the premier grocery businesses in the Southeast. LEADERSHIP
MAYS FOUNDATION UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS SUITE
Randy and Stacy (daughter of Troy Mays) Sharp received their undergraduate business degrees from Baylor and have given back since, to a wide range of Baylor recipients, such as Baylor Athletics, Student Foundation, Missions and scholarships. EXCELLENCE
BOB BEAUCHAMP SUITE FOR MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT
Bob Beauchamp is chair and chief executive officer of BMC Software, and his two sons are Hankamer graduates. Bob and Laura have embraced Baylor in a multitude of ways, though neither are Baylor alums. SERVICE
JIM AND JULIE TURNER PREFUNCTION MEZZANINE
Jim saw an opportunity to take a small local bottling plant and build a national beverage entity, at significant personal risk. TRANSFORMATION
Paul McClinton sold snacks in Penland and Martin Halls and acquired the nickname “Crunch,” and kept that entrepreneurial spirit. Paul and Carol were one of our earliest commitments. DEDICATION
THE BOB R. SIMPSON GRADUATE SUITE
Bob Simpson created a $41 billion enterprise from scratch and sold it to ExxonMobil. He uses his resources for many philanthropic causes. SERVICE
THE ROBBINS INSTITUTE FOR HEALTH POLICY AND LEADERSHIP
Bill and Mary Jo Robbins have been ardent supporters of the business school’s program in healthcare administration. INTEGRITY
BILL AND PAT CARLTON BOARD ROOM
Bill and Pat Carlton grew a small, family-owned industrial electronics distributor to a national scale and used their resources for many philanthropic activities. COMMITMENT
DAN HORD ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUITE
Following graduation, Dan Hord began his career in the family acetylene business and after many years of growth, sold it and now invests in the oil and gas industry. Dan has a number of philanthropic interests. EXCELLENCE
JAY AND JENNY ALLISON CAREER MANAGEMENT SUITE
Jay created a successful public oil and gas company, and founded a Christian-based private school. The couple was recently named Baylor Parents of the Year. SERVICE
THANK YOU to all of the donors, those listed and those not, who made the Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation possible. Opportunities to support the FOSTER CAMPUS are still available. Honor a loved one or leave your legacy for future Bears through available classrooms, offices and study areas. To raise the bar within the Hankamer School of Business, endowments must be raised to establish and grow departments, as well as hire and retain the most sought-after faculty. Endowed dean positions, departments, professorships and programs are available. For more information, please contact Dusty Bedwell at Dusty_Bedwell@baylor.edu or call (254) 710-8234.
Student Media Tour
In November 2014, three students went on a behind-the-scenes tour of the FOSTER CAMPUS construction site and live-tweeted the experience. See their reactions by searching #FosterCampus on Twitter, or download the Baylor Business Review iPad app. Watch the @Baylor_Business Twitter account for additional live-tweeted tours by students.
Students Featured Include:
Freshman Pre-business major
Redondo Beach, Calif.
Oklahoma City, Okla.
Baylor Business Review, Spring 2015