Which schools do the best job crafting technology leaders? In answering that question, Stanford and MIT probably spring to mind; maybe you think of Duke or Cal-Davis. Do you include Baylor in your list? You should.
Thomas E. Weber, former bureau chief and columnist at the Wall Street Journal, tackled that same question recently in a feature for The Daily Beast, a news site led by former editors from The New Yorker and the WSJ. Sure, he included the usual suspects listed above (Stanford was No. 2, MIT No. 5, Duke No. 6 and Cal-Davis No. 17). Right there in the mix? Baylor University, at No. 15 — ahead of prominent names like Pitt (No. 18), Rutgers (No. 19) and even the University of Texas (No. 20).
The article notes some of Baylor’s prominent alumni in the field, such as Hewlett-Packard CEO Mark Hurd and Pearson CEO Marjorie Scardino, the first female CEO of any top-100 British company, and highlights the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) as a technology feature for future leaders.
Sic ’em, Baylor leaders in the technology industry!