Interim President Paige Comstock Cunningham ’77 Ph.D., J.D.
Paige Comstock Cunningham, Ph.D., J.D., serves as the Interim President of Taylor University.
Prior to assuming her presidential role, Cunningham served for 17 years as a member of Taylor’s Board of Trustees, most recently as Board Chair.
Cunningham began her tenure in mid-August 2019 and will serve through mid-August 2021.
Beyond her service at Taylor, Cunningham has extensive academic scholarship and professional experience, with an emphasis in bioethics, public policy, and pro-life issues. She has served as the Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, and as an affiliate professor at Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School. She was an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College for eight years and serves on the Advisory Board of the Wheaton College Center for Faith, Politics and Economics. Earlier in her career, Cunningham was Executive Director and General Counsel and later President of Americans United for Life, a national pro-life advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C.
In 2020, Cunningham chaired the National Institutes of Health Fetal Tissue Research Ethics Advisory Board, by appointment of then-Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar.
She graduated in 1977 from Taylor University (summa cum laude) and earned her J.D. from Northwestern University Law School, Master of Bioethics (summa cum laude) from Trinity International University and Ph.D. (Educational Studies) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
Cunningham and her husband Jay have three married children and seven grandchildren.