Baylor University is a private, 4-year school located in Waco, TX. The school was chartered and founded in 1845 by the Union Baptist Association, named for Texas District Judge R.E.B. Baylor and is the oldest continuously operating university in Texas; it is still affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. The 1,000 acre campus, along the Brazos River, features traditional red brick collegiate gothic architecture. The campus centers around the McLane Student Life Center which houses many activity centers and lounge areas. Among the notable alumni are musicians Phil Driscoll, David Crowder and David Phelps and Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson.