Ken Starr leaves Pepperdine to run Baylor

Former U.S. Solicitor General Kenneth Starr is leaving as dean of Pepperdine University Law School to become president of Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The schools announced the move today. Starr is a Texas native. He became Pepperdine Law's dean in 2004, after his investigation of the Whitewater land deal and affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

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