Office of the President

Dr. Gene B. Habecker, PhD, JD

Dr. Gene HabeckerOur president is continually striving to uphold the spiritual and academic integrity of our university through our mission, purpose, core values, Statement of Faith, and Life Together Covenant.

Functioning as the chief executive officer of the University, the president is accountable for the overall leadership and management of the University, delegating responsibilities and authority to other senior administrators as appropriate. The president serves on the Board of Trustees and chairs other executive committees.

The president is also responsible for effectively communicating to and developing relationships with University constituencies including employees, alumni, parents, prospective students, donors and friends. The president hosts major activities on campus while representing the University off campus at meetings of professional organizations including the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities and the Independent Colleges of Indiana.

Letter from the President

Dear Friends:

It is indeed a humbling experience to be asked by one's alma mater to return to serve as President. Marylou and I have clearly felt a call from the Lord to this enormous responsibility, and we have accepted it with joy and the conviction that He enables those He calls.

As alumni, we are grateful for and have benefited personally from those who effectively served Taylor's mission in the past. We are exceedingly thankful for the faculty, staff and Board of Trustees who serve our Christ-centered mission.

These men and women labor diligently in their service to connect learners with God's love for the world, while ensuring Taylor’s biblical anchor points remain intact.

We celebrate, fully affirm, and commit ourselves to strengthening Taylor's historic emphasis on distinctions, such as our integration of biblical faith and learning, global engagement and "out-of-the-classroom" learning.

Finally, we remember the admonition of Psalm 127, "Unless the Lord builds the house, its builders labor in vain..." We in ministry at Taylor have incredible expectations for what God is going to do as He leads us together to embrace dreams greater than memories.

In the service of Christ,

Dr. Gene B. Habecker, PhD, JD 

President of Taylor University