It’s much more than a cluster of buildings.
Residence life at Taylor is more than that. Halls are intentionally integrated, so underclassmen are living with and learning from upperclassmen and vice versa. In living together, students are exposed to a variety of people and opinions, as well as a host of shared experiences.
The goal is to create an environment that encourages personal and spiritual growth and fosters the basic values of Christian community, such as consideration for others, integrity and self-discipline. Residence Hall staff work to facilitate this growth in partnership with Men's and Women's Programming.
English Hall houses 226 on four floors and was built in a closed suite configuration with three to five student rooms connecting to a common living/study area. It does not have an elevator.
The suites contribute to a cozy atmosphere and also afford students additional living space outside their residence hall rooms.
Floor coverings in the residence hall rooms are tile and furnishings for each student include the following:
- a bed
- desk chair
- closet space
Sara James, English Hall Director
My name is Sara (Secttor) James, and I serve as the English Hall Director. As a Hoosier native and Taylor graduate, I feel privileged to come back "home." I have a bachelor's degree from Taylor in Communication Studies and a master's degree in Higher Education and Student Development. After I graduated from Taylor in 2002, I served as a resident director at Northwestern College (Orange City, IA) for six years. I have also worked with student activities, leadership development, and new student orientation.
My husband, Ryan, and I have been married since 2003. We have two outgoing and humorous children, our son Oliver and our daughter Julian. When I am not chasing them around, I enjoy reading, watching movies, drinking coffee, and baking. Our family is excited to share our lives with the women in English Hall. My goal is to create a fun and hospitable environment where the women will feel supported, challenged, safe, and loved. My time as a resident in Olson Hall had an amazingly positive impact on my spiritual, personal, and relational growth. My hope is that Diana Kim, alongside the nine personnel assistants, and I will be able to impact the residents of English Hall in the same way! We are excited to see how God will use us, as we join Him in the good work He is already doing in English Hall!
Email Sara at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Diana Kim, English Assistant Hall Director
Hi! My name is Diana Kim, but most people call me Dee. I am thrilled to serve as the Assistant Hall Director of English Hall! I graduated from Taylor in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in Media Communication, Public Relations. During my time at Taylor, I served as a PA for two years in English Hall, was a Student Life Co-Director for CRAM, and participated in cross-cultural experiences in Ethiopia, Greece, and Italy. I thoroughly enjoyed working with people both at Taylor and around the world.
At Taylor, we are constantly overwhelmed by the use of the word community. Yet, during my four years at Taylor I have seen this word in action. I have felt supported and loved by the community here, and I want to be able to foster this type of environment for future students. I feel incredibly blessed to be working along side Sara James and the women of English Hall. I cannot wait to develop relationships, laugh, encourage and uplift, not only the women of English Hall, but all those who are joining this Taylor community that I have come to love.
Email Diana at email@example.com.