Updated 07/01/2010 07:46 AM
Kenneth Starr getting accustomed to being Baylor President
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June 1 was Kenneth Starr's first day as president of Baylor University.
Ken Starr is best known for his work investigating President Bill Clinton's real estate investments, which exposed the former president's extramarital affairs and led to an impeachment trial. Starr, however, has also had a successful career in academics, and he’s hopeful his new role at Baylor University will help further the school.
"Well, I just completed my fourth week, and it's a wonderful community. It's good to be back home in Texas. Baylor is a great institution, so it's going great," Starr said.
Not even three days into the job, Starr was thrown into the Big 12 realignment, but the university was able to push through what Starr called a miracle.
"[It was] a minor miracle for us here. Baylor is one that we celebrate as we look ahead to a strong Big 12," he said.
But beyond sports, Starr has other priorities at Baylor University.
"We really need to work on scholarships. This is a great university, and we need to make sure that those who want to come here, families who want their children [and] their loved ones to come here, are able to do that," Starr said.
Starr said he's a private person, but he’s also guy who likes to have a little fun.
"People need to loosen up and smile more and laugh more. They'll live longer probably if they don't get run over by a truck or whatever. We really need to experience the joy of living and the joy of life," Starr said.
So don't be surprised if you find him in the classroom in the future.
Starr said he's pleased to announce he holds a chair at the law school.
"There remains to be seen exactly when and where, but I look forward to being in the classroom and seminar room,” Starr said. “I'm very happy there."