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Leaders of Baylor Alumni Group Vote to Dissolve

Thursday, Jun 13, 2013  |  Updated 10:13 AM CDT
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Baylor Alumni Group Votes to Dissolve

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Baylor University, Waco, Texas.

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Leaders of an independent alumni association for the world's largest Baptist university have voted to disband the group and turn over duties to the school.

Baylor University President Ken Starr says the unified effort would help the school get alumni more engaged.

The Waco Tribune-Herald reported Wednesday that members of the Baylor Alumni Association are expected to vote on the plan this summer. The association has about 15,000 members.

President Collin Cox says the executive committee believes it's the best action. The measure would also establish a Baylor Alumni Advisory Board.

Waco banker and former alumni association president Bill Nesbitt opposes the plan. Nesbitt says the association has been an independent and sometimes critical voice on affairs of the school in Waco.

Baylor's spring enrollment topped 15,000 students.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story, from the Associated Press, stated the Baylor Alumni Association had a membership of 165,000.  Officials with the school contacted NBC 5 Wednesday afternoon to say the actual number is 15,000.  We regret the error.

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