Give Light is a $1.1 billion comprehensive campaign for the future of Baylor University. The campaign undergirds Illuminate, the University's Academic Strategic Plan, and will impact every aspect of campus life, from academics and athletics to student life and global engagement.
Baylor Professionals of Houston Networking Breakfast
Thursday, Feb. 8 | 7:30-9 a.m.
Junior League of Houston
The Baylor Professionals of Houston are excited to present Dr. Chris Boleman, president and CEO at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™, at our next Speaker Series Breakfast on Thursday, February 8 at the Junior League of Houston.
Come join Houston Baylor Professionals, alumni, and friends for a unique view into the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™. The cost for the event includes breakfast and a portion will be donated as a gift to the University.
Hosted by the Baylor Professionals Group, this event facilitates networking relationships. We encourage alumni, job seekers, and employers to utilize their Baylor connections to further their career and business goals.
Location: Junior League of Houston
1811 Briar Oaks Ln, Houston, TX 77027
Cost: includes breakfast
- Individual – $35
- Table of 8 – $300
About Our Speaker
Chris Boleman, Ph.D., was named president and CEO of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ on May 12, 2020. Dr. Boleman joined the Rodeo in 2017 as the executive director of the Agricultural Competitions and Exhibits Division. In 2019, he was promoted to chief mission officer. A native Texan, Dr. Boleman earned a Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, where he also has served as Associate Professor.
Previous to him joining the Rodeo, Dr. Boleman served as the State Leader For Texas 4-H, where he was responsible for leading the Texas 4-H Youth Development Program with the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Throughout his career, Dr. Boleman has provided more than 800 educational trainings and presentations, collaborated with experts in content areas to author more than 100 publications, and supported and collaborated with organizations to provide subject matter expertise through instruction, curriculum development, and/or consultation, with organizations including Texas Association of Counties Leadership Development Program for Judges & County Commissioners, Texas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Leadership Program, Texas Agriculture Lifetime Leadership Program, Texas Association of Fairs & Events Executive Leadership Program, Texas FFA’s LEAD Program, and Texas A&M AgriLife’s Early Career Leadership Cohort.
Dr. Boleman has been very active in the agriculture community throughout his career, and has previously served or is currently serving on the board of directors of several non-profit organizations, including: Texas Association of Fairs and Events, Texas 4-H Foundation, Texas FFA Foundation, North American Livestock Show and Rodeo Managers Association, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP), 4-H National Leadership Committee, National 4-H Council Board and National 4-H Council’s Hispanic Advisory Board.
In addition to his education at Texas A&M, Dr. Boleman has received the University Certificate of Completion for The Art and Science of Leadership Program at Harvard University and the Certificate of Completion for the Governor’s Executive Development Program at The University of Texas.
Support Student Scholarships
Supporting students through scholarships is an important part of the mission of the Baylor Professional Group.
The Brenda M. Morris Baylor Business Network of Houston Endowed Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 to support greater Houston area School of Business students and is awarded based on need and merit. Brenda M. Morris retired as senior executive director of the Baylor Alumni Network and as director of the Baylor Business Network. Morris worked for the Network for 11 years, and for the university for 22 years. The endowed scholarship was named after Brenda to honor her service to the University.
Baylor Alumni of Houston invites you to connect with fellow Bears in your area through unique events and networking opportunities. Get involved today!
Questions? Email us at BaylorAlumni@baylor.edu.