Dean | Executive Director's Message

It's my pleasure to welcome you to the San Antonio campus of Wayland Baptist University.

More than 100 years ago Dr. and Mrs. James Henry Wayland offered $10,000 and 25 acres to establish a school with two requirements: that it be faith based and open to all.

As a result of that vision, the City of Plainview, Texas accepted that challenge, and the school has upheld those provisions where even today our mission is to ". . . educate students in an academically challenging and distinctively Christian environment for professional success, lifelong learning, and service to God and humankind."

The Wayland system is one of the largest Baptist universities in the country with total enrollments of more than 5,000. The external programs, now at 13 locations worldwide and online, provide a non-traditional approach to the adult learner in a flexible, affordable, and student-centered way. My challenge to you is to simply envision what you want to become at the end of your life; then begin to become that today.

If you are interested in rewriting your future, Wayland Baptist University might very well be the place to help you get started. Best of luck to you in your academic pursuits.


D. Glenn Simmons, PhD, ThD

Campus Dean|Executive Director