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Vice President for Advancement

Taylor University
Upland, Indiana
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The Vice President for Advancement provides leadership, strategic planning, and coordination of all fundraising activities at Taylor University. Reporting directly to the President, the Vice President creates programs for the solicitation and processing of major gifts, corporate and foundation gifts, planned gifts, capital and restricted gifts and leads a robust Taylor Fund (annual fund). The Vice President develops the strategies needed to meet the College’s financial goals and is a key manager of constituent relationships, goal setting for the Advancement Office, and program development.



Founded in 1846, Taylor University is an interdenominational liberal arts university of evangelical faith located in Upland, Indiana. Our students -- 1,919 traditional undergraduate, 124 graduate and 321 online -- study in an intentional Christian community where they are challenged to integrate their faith and learning in an environment of relentless spiritual and intellectual discovery.

Currently, 16% of undergraduate students major in either Elementary Education or Biology. Taylor's fastest growing majors are Business, Education, Biology, and Physical Education and Human Performance.

Three masters programs are offered at Taylor: Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Arts in Higher Education and Student Development (MAHE) and Master of Environmental Science (MES).

 Our online program offers a bachelor's degree in Business Administration (BBA), and various concentrations with associate of arts in Justice Administration (AAJA) and Liberal Arts (AALA). Taylor Online also offers a graduate level program for those who want to Transition to Teaching.

Whole Person, Whole World: Taylor's Approach

Taylor offers an excellent academic experience. For the sixth straight year, Taylor was ranked Top Regional College in the Midwest in U.S. News & World Report.

  • Distinctive Students. Thirty three percent of our incoming freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school classes. In the last year we have developed the Honors Guild to continue to challenge our traditional undergraduate students.
  • Dedicated Faculty. America's Best Colleges list honored faculty with "A Strong Commitment to Teaching" saying, "The entire faculty shares a belief in the value of truly engaging the students." This engagement goes beyond the classroom, as faculty learn, pray and grow with students as they work on projects or go on mission trips.

The Taylor community is committed to spiritual growth and service:

  • Discipleship. While not mandatory, our popular chapel service meets three times a week and brings nationally recognized speakers to campus. Chapel messages are also made available online for our alumni and friends. Many students also participate in developing the music program for chapel, leading discipleship groups in residence halls and serving youth through the annual summer Youth Conference.
  • Student Life. – From Airband and Silent Night to athletics, the arts and other organizations, Taylor offers many opportunities to help students connect, have fun and serve with others.
  • Local and Global Service. Through our Taylor World Outreach program, Taylor hosts many programs and events in order to engage and serve our local and global communities. This includes our Carpenter's Hands Ministry, Lighthouse trips, Spring Break Missions and many more...

 The Taylor campus is being enhanced to keep up with the needs of the students:

  • The Euler Science Complex is a $41.4 million project that opened for classes in the fall semester of 2012. Among many innovative features, the Complex uses geothermal heating and cooling and adds 30 sophisticated classrooms and labs in addition to the existing Nussbaum Science building.
  • The Eichling Aquatics Wing is a $1.4 million addition to the south side of the Kesler Student Activities Center. Opened since January 2011, this addition includes a new full-length, two-lane exercise pool, as well as additional classroom and office space for the growing Exercise Science Program.
  • The Media Communication Department is upgrading their equipment and labs to standards comparable to the top ranked programs in the nation.
  • The new 92-bed, three floor Wolgemuth Hall opened fall of 2011 to accommodate our upper-classmen.

While we encourage you to learn more about us on our website, please feel free to visit campus so we can learn more about you!

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