Judge Kenneth Winston Starr elected to Scott & White Healthcare board

TEMPLE, Texas – Chairman of the Board Drayton McLane and Governance Committee Chair, Ambassador Lyndon Olson Jr., announce that Judge Kenneth Winston Starr has been elected to the Scott & White Healthcare Board of Trustees.  Judge Starr was elected to the Board during the April meeting.  He is President of Baylor University.

“Judge Starr is a unique individual with tremendous vision for the future of our region here in Central Texas,” said Robert Pryor, M.D., president and CEO, Scott & White Healthcare.  “He brings a personal touch, enthusiasm, and eagerness that will help push us toward our vision to be the most Trusted and most Valued name in American Health Care.  We’re honored he has chosen to join our Board.”

The Scott & White Healthcare Board of Trustees provides oversight and guidance for the non-profit Scott & White Healthcare system, among the leading health care systems encompassing one of the nation’s largest multi-specialty group practice systems.  Trustees are selected on the basis of their experience and expertise and serve as volunteers; they are not compensated for their services.

Judge Starr, who became President of Baylor University in June 2010, has enjoyed a distinguished career in, law, academia and public service. Starr served as a law clerk to both Chief Justice Warren E. Burger and to Fifth Circuit Judge David W. Dyer.  He was appointed Independent Counsel for five investigations from 1994-1999.

He served as United States Circuit Judge for the D.C. Circuit from 1983-1989 and as Solicitor General of the United States from 1989-1993.  He has argued 36 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Prior to becoming President of Baylor University, he served as the Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law at Pepperdine University.  He was Of Counsel and a Partner at Kirkland & Ellis LLP from 1993-2010, specializing in appellate work, antitrust, federal courts, and constitutional law.  He practiced law with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher LLP prior to that and was elected to the firm’s partnership.  He resigned the next year to become Counselor and Chief of Staff to U.S. Attorney General William French Smith.

Judge Starr taught constitutional law as an adjunct professor at NYU School of Law for 13 years and was a distinguished visiting professor at George Mason University School of Law and Chapman Law School. A graduate of San Antonio’s Sam Houston High School, he earned his B.A. from George Washington University, his M.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Duke University Law School.

About Scott & White (sw.org )
Scott & White Healthcare is a non-profit collaborative health care system established in 1897 in Temple, TX. Among the leading health care systems encompassing one of the nation's largest multi-specialty group practices, Scott & White provides personalized, comprehensive and the highest quality health care enhanced by medical education and research. Scott & White Healthcare includes 12 hospital sites (and two additional announced facilities), more than 60 clinic locations throughout Central Texas and staff exceeding 13,000 (including more than 900 physicians and scientists and nearly 400 specialized health care providers).

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April 18, 2011

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