WACO, Texas - Kenneth Starr, the former independent
prosecutor whose work led to President Bill Clinton's impeachment,
has been named president of Baylor University.
The world's largest Baptist university announced Monday that
Starr would be the Waco school's 14th president. The 63-year-old
Starr has been the dean of Pepperdine University's School of Law in
Malibu, Calif., since 2004.
Starr became a controversial figure as the prosecutor looking
into the Whitewater land deal involving Clinton and his affair with
White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Clinton was impeached but not
Starr replaces John M. Lilley, who was fired as Baylor's
president in 2008.
The announcement on Baylor's Web site said Starr will be