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NACUA's First Decade Award

Christopher W. Holmes - 2011

Christopher W. Holmes is the assistant general counsel at Baylor University. His practice at Baylor focuses on legal issues related to technology, privacy, student affairs, investments, development, and support of Baylor’s Board of Regents. Prior to joining Baylor, Chris was general counsel at Dallas Baptist University and a shareholder and attorney at the Dallas firm of Cowles & Thompson. Chris received a B.A. from Baylor University, and a J.D. (with honors) from the University of Texas.

Chris has been an active member in NACUA since 2001. Chris currently serves as vice chair of the Committee on Web Page Legal Resources and has previously volunteered on several Annual Program Committees as well as the Committee on Membership and Member Services, Committee on Board Operations, and Legal Education Committees. Chris has also served as a speaker, moderator and discussion leader on six occasions at NACUA educational programs over the last ten years.

Chris is involved in a number of other Higher Education organizations as well. He has spoken on several occasions in the areas of privacy, technology, and student affairs at national and regional conferences held by EDUCAUSE and NASPA-Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education. Chris is also on the Steering Committee for the InCommon Federation, an Identity Federation for Higher Education. He is also a member of the National Association of Parliamentarians, the American Bar Association’s Federated Identity Management Task Force, and the State Bar of Texas.

Chris has been a credit to NACUA and an active volunteer who has developed a list of accomplishments that would suggest a membership of much longer than ten years.

NACUA is pleased to recognize Christopher Holmes as a recipient of the First Decade Award for his outstanding service to the Association and to the practice of higher education law in his first ten years of membership.