Carroll Fadal


Carroll Fadal is a native Wacoan, educated in Waco public schools (Richfield High School class of 1971). He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Baylor University in 1975 while working full-time for the Waco Tribune-Herald. For the next 9 years, he worked for various newspapers in the Houston area and at the Austin American-Statesman, where he was assistant sports editor. Carroll and his wife, Hatt (Baylor BA in History, 1975 and MS in Education 2007) moved back to Waco in 1984, where Carroll embarked on a 39-year career with Texas Life Insurance Co., retiring April 30 this year as Vice President and Chief Sales Officer. During Carroll’s tenure, Texas Life (founded in 1901 in Waco) grew to become a top-5 provider of voluntary permanent life insurance sold at the worksite.

Carroll always has been community-minded, dating to his high school senior year, when he was selected as one of 12 Wacoans to fly to the Paris Peace Talks to implore the North Vietnamese for fair treatment of prisoners of war. In Alvin, TX, he was treasurer of the Rotary Club while serving as Managing Editor of the daily Alvin Sun newspaper. During his time in Austin, and carrying on into his Waco residency, Carroll served as Diocesan Lay Director for the Happening (youth renewal) movement in the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. In Waco, Carroll is a past president of Waco Habitat for Humanity board, Waco Association of Life Underwriters, and Rotary Club of Waco and a past board member of the Baylor University Center for Professional Selling and the Baylor Bear Foundation. He is a past senior warden at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church before he and Hatt joined Calvary Baptist Church in 2005. At Calvary, Carroll is now serving his second term as a deacon; during the last year of his first term, he was Deacon Chair. He and Hatt are the proud parents of daughter Kathryn Williams and her husband Noel, and proud grandparents of their daughter, Caroline Noelle Williams.  The entire Fadal-Williams clan are avid Baylor sports fans, with one of their highlights being present at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis when Scott Drew and the Bears won the NCAA championship.

Meredith Sutton

Meredith Sutton

Meredith Sutton is the dance teacher and choreographer for Baylor's Department of Theatre Arts. She teaches ballet, tap, and jazz, choreographs department musicals, mentors student choreographers, and serves as an advisor to the Baylor Dance Company. She holds an MFA in Directing from Baylor University and a BFA in Dance Performance from West Texas A&M University. She is the mother of four amazing boys.