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Office of Alumni Relations
1846 Main Street
Upland, IN, 46989-1001
Phone: 800-882-3456 or 765-998-5170
Brad Yordy ’05
Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations
As the Executive Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, Brad oversees the University’s Alumni and Parent Relations efforts, including Homecoming and Family Weekend, Heritage Weekend, and various alumni engagement programs. Prior to returning to Taylor in June of 2019, Brad served as the Athletic Director for Eastbrook Community Schools for eight years. Brad is married to Dr. Kelly (Peters ’05) Yordy, who works and teaches in Taylor’s Master of Arts in Higher Education program. Brad and Kelly live in Upland with their three kids: Max, Molly and Mason.
Amanda (Schaffer ’02) Wilson
Director of Special Projects
Amanda has worked in the Taylor Alumni Office since January of 2010, first as the Director of Parent Programs and currently as the Director of Special Projects, supporting various projects throughout the Office of University Advancement. Amanda graduated from Indiana University in 2009 with her MA in Philanthropic Studies and her MPA in Nonprofit Management. She and her husband, Jesse, live in Noblesville, IN, where they enjoy raising their children, being a part of Harvest Bible Church North Indy, and enjoying whatever adventure comes their way.
Andrea Baker ’17
Alumni and Parent Relations Coordinator
Andrea has worked in the Taylor Alumni Office since November of 2017. Prior to this, she served as a Traveling Admissions Recruiter. Andrea currently resides in Upland with her Golden Retriever. She enjoys the community of College Wesleyan Church and the surrounding Grant County area.
Sara Brookshire ’93
Director of Parent Relations & Strategic Events
Sara joined the Taylor Alumni Office in 2022 and serves as the Director of Parent Relations and Strategic Events. She holds an MA in Journalism from Ball State University and was a high school teacher and a TU adjunct instructor before taking this role. She and her husband Lance (’90) live in Greentown, and their two sons, Ian and Owen, are Taylor students.