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Taylor University Leadership

President's Cabinet

The President’s Cabinet is responsible for stewarding the University’s culture and strategy.

Members of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) are signified with an asterisk. The SLT oversees personnel and resources of the University and functions as the operational leadership group for Taylor University.


Michael Lindsay Ph.D. *

President

  • PhD, Sociology, Princeton University (2006)
  • MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary (2000)
  • BA, English and Speech, Baylor University (1994)

Nancy Dayton

Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business & Higher Education and Professor of English

  • PhD, American Literature, Miami University (1996)
  • MA, English Literature, Indiana University (1987)
  • BA, English, Writing, Indiana Wesleyan University (1985)

Gregory Dyson *

Vice President for Intercultural Leadership and Church Relations

  • MS, Organizational Leadership, Cairn University (2016)
  • BA, Bible, Cedarville University (1998)
  • Diploma, Biblical Studies, Word of Life Bible Institute (1985)

Mike Falder *

Vice President for University Advancement

  • EdD, Regent University
  • MA, Indiana University
  • BA, Taylor University

Will Hagen *

Vice President for Strategy and Chief of Staff

  • MS, Financial Analysis, Gordon College
  • BA, English Language and Literature, Gordon College

Chris Jones

Chief Information Officer

  • BS, Computer Science, Gordon College (1999)

Jewerl Maxwell *

Provost

  • PhD, Political Science, Miami University (2008)
  • MA, Political Science, Miami University (2004)
  • BA, Political Science, History, and Public Affairs, Muskingum University (2003)

Grace Miller

Dean of the School of Natural & Applied Sciences

  • PhD, Plant Physiology/Horticulture, Purdue University (1990)
  • MS, Plant Physiology/Agronomy, University of California-Davis (1984)
  • BA, Botany & Art, Duke University (1980)

Stephen Olson *

Vice President for Finance/CFO

  • MBA, Purdue University Fort Wayne (2003)
  • BS, Taylor University (1998)

Carol Sisson

Associate Professor of Education

  • EdD, Educational Psychology/Special Education, Regent University (2008)
  • EdS, School Psychology, Ball State University (1991)
  • MA, School Psychology, Ball State University (1990)
  • BA, Psychology, Taylor University (1988)

Ron Sutherland *

Special Assistant to the President

  • MBA, University of Baltimore (1986)
  • BA, Taylor University (1982)

Skip Trudeau *

Vice President for Student Development and Chair of the Master of Arts in Higher Education Program

  • EdD, Higher Education Administration, Indiana University Bloomington (2000)
  • MA, Student Personnel Administration, State University of New York College at Buffalo (1987)
  • BA, Christian Education, John Brown University (1985)

Holly Whitby *

Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing

  • MS, Instructional Design & Technology, Trevecca Nazarene University (2018)
  • MBA, Business Administration, Belmont University (1997)
  • BA, Business Administration & Management, Trevecca Nazarene University (1995)

Provost's Council


Barbara Bird

Professor of English, Dean of Faculty Development, and Director of the Bedi Center for Teaching and Learning

  • PhD, Composition and Rhetoric, Ball State University (2004)
  • BA, English, Taylor University (1999)

Charlie Brainer

Dean of International Programs, Higher Education Adjunct Faculty, and Director of Spencer Centre for Global Engagement

  • PhD, English, Applied Linguistics, Michigan State University (1996)
  • MA, Linguistics, TEFL, University of Michigan (1986)
  • BA, History, Education, Wheaton College (1981)

Shannon Brooks

Director of Zondervan Library

  • MLIS, Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina (2008)
  • MS, Personnel Services, Bob Jones University (2004)
  • BA, History, Bob Jones University (2000)

Kimberly Case

Higher Education Adjunct Faculty and Director of Assessment & Quality Improvement

  • PhD, Higher Education—Student Success, Azusa Pacific University (2010)
  • MAR, Christian Education, Asbury Theological Seminary (1984)
  • BA, Christian Education, Asbury College (1982)

Nancy Dayton

Dean of Arts, Humanities, Business & Higher Education and Professor of English

  • PhD, American Literature, Miami University (1996)
  • MA, English Literature, Indiana University (1987)
  • BA, English, Writing, Indiana Wesleyan University (1985)

Carrie Meyer

Director of Online Learning & Institutional Technology

  • MBA, Taylor University (2006)
  • BA, University of Southern Indiana (1999)

Grace Miller

Dean of the School of Natural & Applied Sciences

  • PhD, Plant Physiology/Horticulture, Purdue University (1990)
  • MS, Plant Physiology/Agronomy, University of California-Davis (1984)
  • BA, Botany & Art, Duke University (1980)

Janet Rogers

University Registrar

  • MA, Education, Morehead State University (1987)
  • BBA, (Teaching), Morehead State University (1983)

Board of Trustees


Angela Angelovska-Wilson

Angela Angelovska-Wilson ’96

Lawyer, DLx Law

JD, American University
BA, Taylor University

Jill Anschutz

Jill Anschutz '07

Director, The Anschutz Foundation

BA, Taylor University 

Jonathan V. Beukelman

Jonathan V. Beukelman ’98

Senior Vice President, UBS Financial Services

BA, Taylor University

Minda Chow

Minda Chow

Retired Nurse & Homemaker

BS, University of Illinois

Mark T. Davis

Mark T. Davis

President, Atlantic Christian Academy & MD Ministry Partners, LLC

MBA, Florida Atlantic University

Sarah Flick

Sarah Flick '92

Coach, Maxson & Associates

BA, Taylor University 

Chris Goeglein

Chris Goeglein ’84

Managing Partner, True North Strategic Advisors, LLC

MBA, Ball State University
BA, Taylor University

Tamara Shaya Hoffmann

Tamara Shaya Hoffmann ’08

Foreign Service Officer, Department of State

MA, University of Notre Dame
BA, Taylor University

Erik Hotmire

Erik Hotmire ’95

Managing Director, Sard Verbinnen & Co

BA, Taylor University

Rhonda F. Jeter

Rhonda F. Jeter ’79

Associate Professor & Dean of the College of Education, Bowie State University

PhD, University of Pennsylvania
MA, University of Maryland-College Park
BS, Taylor University

Stephen L. Johnson

Stephen L. Johnson ’73

President, Stephen L. Johnson & Associates Strategic Consulting, LLC

MS, George Washington University
BA, Taylor University
LHD, Taylor University

Heather Larson

Heather Larson ’96

Founder, Philanthropy Advisor, & Leadership Consultant, LiveGive

BA, Taylor University

Susan McCabe

Susan McCabe

Laywoman & Homemaker

MA, College of William and Mary
BS, College of William and Mary

Manuel Rosado

Manuel Rosado ’96

President, Spectrum Investment Advisors, Inc.

MBA, Concordia University
BA, Taylor University

Kathleen E. Stevens

Kathleen E. Stevens ’82

Laywoman & Homemaker

BA, Taylor University

Mark D. Taylor

Mark D. Taylor

President, Tyndale House Publishers

BA, Duke University
LHD, Taylor University

Karen E. Thomas

Karen E. Thomas ’87

Laywoman & Homemaker

MDiv, Asbury Theological Seminary
BA, Taylor University

P. Eric Turner

P. Eric Turner ’74

President & CEO, T3 Investments Corp.

BS, Taylor University

Nicholas J. Wallace

Nicholas J. Wallace

CPA, BKD, LLP

MA, California State University

Shani P. Wilfred

Shani P. Wilfred ’99

Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University

PhD, Indiana University Bloomington
MA, Indiana University Bloomington
BS, Taylor University

Daniel S. Wolgemuth

Daniel S. Wolgemuth ’77

President Emeritus, Youth For Christ USA

BA,Taylor University
LHD, Huntington University