Presidential Search Updates


Wayland’s current president, Dr. Bobby L. Hall has announced his retirement from the university after 40 plus years of service to the university, eight of which have been as president. He will officially retire June 30, 2024.

As part of a presidential transition plan, the Board of Trustees at Wayland Baptist University has engaged Academic Search to conduct a national search for the 14th president of Wayland Baptist University. Under the university’s bylaws, a new president will be elected by the affirmative vote of the Board of Trustees.

Throughout this search process, the search firm and the Wayland Board of Trustees will be working to identify an individual who deeply values our rich traditions, displays the leadership skills to lead us through the challenges of our time, and brings a vision that will further enhance the university’s position of offering a distinctively Christian education to its students. Gathering insight from our community about the opportunities and challenges facing the university, as well as important priorities for the university, will be critical to our success.

Please be in fervent prayer for the process and for the next leader of our great institution.

We welcome nominations and input from faculty, students, staff, alumni, and other friends of the University. Use the form below to submit your recommendations for Wayland’s next leader.


President Search Profile

Learn about Wayland Baptist University and what we are looking for in our next President



Nominate a Candidate

If you would like to nominate a candidate for the next Wayland Baptist University President fill out this form

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