Our Story

The Baylor Line Foundation is a nonprofit that represents the independent and diverse voices of Baylor alumni. Since our founding in 1859, we have believed that every voice is important for a strong Baylor.

Over the years, this organization has been known under several different names, including the Ex-Students Association and the Baylor Alumni Association. We have always been committed to informing, inspiring, and empowering alumni. Our work includes yearly events, media projects, and a magazine titled The Baylor Line that has been running since 1946.


Allen Holt
Executive Vice President
Allen Holt served the Baylor Alumni Association as its Director of Development from 2008 to 2013, He returned to the Baylor Line Foundation after nearly three years as Director of Development for the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor. He also served as the Regional Director of Development in Baylor’s Houston development office from 1986 to 2000. Holt has spent most of his career as a fundraiser, working in development for the DeBakey Department of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine and the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin. A native of Mexia, who grew up in Houston, Holt and his wife Gail, a 1983 Baylor graduate, have a blended family of seven children.
Allen Holt
Executive Vice President
Kellie Juandiego
Member Services Director
Kellie Juandiego works as the Member Services Director at the Baylor Line Foundation. In this role, she processes membership and gifts, maintains databases, and is a point person for members who may have questions and comments. Prior to joining the BLF in 2009, Kellie worked for Baylor Athletic Events for 8 years. Kellie enjoys spending time with her family.
Kellie Juandiego
Member Services Director
Jonathon Platt
Jon is the editor-in-chief of the Baylor Line magazine. He has a B.A. in Journalism from Baylor ('16) and recently completed his M.A. in Journalism, also at Baylor, ('19), where his master's thesis studied how the Baylor Lariat covered desegregation on campus. Over the years, Jon has been a freelance writer, a podcast producer, and a media strategy consultant. He lives in downtown Waco with his Dalmatian, Penny.
Jonathon Platt
James McInnis
James McInnis serves as the Chief Financial Officer of The Baylor Line Foundation. He and his wife have been married for 35 years, and together they have one son. James has been a licensed Texas CPA since 1985. Prior to joining the BLF in 2015, he worked in banking for over 25 years, and in the government and nonprofit sector for over 16 years. He enjoys reading, drawing, and traveling (especially to Scotland).
James McInnis

2021 Board of Directors


President: Laura Hilton Hallmon ’96, JD ’99 (Fort Worth)

President Elect: Wayne Tucker Jr. ’85, MBA ’86

Immediate Past President: Jackie Baugh Moore ’86 (San Antonio)

Secretary: Nicole Williams Robinson ’97 (Garland)

Treasurer: Chad Wooten ’03 (Waco)

  • Sharon McDonald Barnes ’78, ’80
  • Jan Huggins Barry ’72
  • Marie Brown ’92
  • Gary Burford ’81
  • Craig Cherry ’98
  • Carolyn Cole ’77
  • George Cowden III ’76, JD ’78
  • Bryan Fonville ’09
  • Jonathan Grant ’94
  • David Hudson ’77, MBA ’78
  • Catie Jackson ’04
  • Roland Johnson ’76, JD ’79
  • Shelba Shelton Jones ’76
  • Karen Walden Jones ’86
  • David Lacy ’79
  • Katy Link ’00
  • Robert Little ’02
  • Wes Livesay ’96
  • Brooke Mercer ’94
  • Dr. Brandon Miller ’94
  • Robert Morales ’93
  • Gwin Morris ’63
  • Doug Myers ’80
  • Jim Nelson ’68
  • Tom Nesbitt ’94
  • Lyndon Olson Jr. ’76
  • Amy Graham Pagitt ’06
  • Chase Palmer ’96
  • Tony Pederson ’73
  • Daniel Pellegrin ’16
  • Skye Perryman ’03
  • Jennifer Reed ’96
  • J Rice ’75
  • Tommy Rosson’94
  • Stan Schlueter ’69
  • Stacy Mays Sharp ’76
  • Claire St Amant ’08
  • Randy Stevens ’80
  • Lindsey Stover ’99
  • Lynn Tatum ’75
  • Missy Yeary Wells ’88

President’s Council

The President’s Council of The Baylor Line Foundation provides support and guidance for the Baylor Line Foundation Board. The President’s Council arranges opportunities for its members to enjoy fellowship with one another. The group is comprised of individuals who have been keepers of the legacy and heritage of the University and The Baylor Line Foundation – formerly the Baylor Alumni Association.

  • Clint Bateman
  • Sparky Beckham
  • Josh Beckham
  • Mike Bourland
  • Princess Cameron
  • Mary Chavanne-Holmgren
  • Oz Chrisman
  • Karen Cole
  • Carroll Dawson
  • Russell Dilday
  • Joe Ed Dossey
  • Bill Dube
  • Willie DuBose
  • Chet Edwards
  • Lawrence Elkins
  • Bob Feather
  • Randy Fields
  • Kent Gilbreath
  • Pat Gotcher
  • Walt Hatter
  • Gracie Hilton
  • Sonja Hogg
  • Ann Iler
  • Roland Johnson
  • Hal Machet
  • Jerry Marcontell
  • Jaclanel McFarland
  • Drayton McLane
  • Bette Miller
  • John Minton
  • Gwin Morris
  • Bill Nesbitt
  • Lyndon Olson
  • Leo Parchman
  • Randy Patterson
  • Boone Powell
  • Tom Powers
  • Ella Prichard
  • Tom Purdy
  • Joy Reynolds
  • Ray Rucksdashal
  • John Scales
  • Jeff Schmeltekopf
  • Cullen Smith
  • Gil Strickland
  • Richard Tinsley
  • Joan Trew
  • Don Trull
  • Betsy Vardaman
  • Linda Gale White
  • Stan Wilkes
  • Jimmy Williamson