Ken TaylorAssistant Director Academic Enrichment Center & Coordinator of Academic Support
MA, American History, Ball State University
BA, History, Taylor University
Advice to Incoming Students
The biggest piece of advice is learning how to say no as you will not have time to participate in every activity. On the other hand, make sure you do get involved in some significant activities. Do not let chapel or Bible classes substitute for your own time alone with the Lord. While a major will be needed eventually, do not get frustrated in not knowing what you want to be your major!
Why I Came to Taylor
As a Taylor graduate, I always wanted to eventually come back to work at the University. Professors had invested so much in me as a student that I felt I wanted to give back a little bit as a thank you. After teaching for twenty four years in another college, an opening was available in Admissions and I applied and was hired. I love working with students and seeking to assist them in their Taylor experience. Having been back for nineteen years has been a wonderful and enjoyable time.
I enjoy being an Indianapolis Colts season ticket holder, following the Chicago Cubs, reading, pastoring a small church, traveling to the Dominican Republic and Europe, and visiting our 10 grandchildren.
Major Career Accomplishments
At another college I developed their degree programs in Sociology and Criminal Justice. A significant number of years were also spent doing in prison seminars throughout the United States with Prison Fellowship. I also started a program whereby incarcerated inmates would be able to take and complete colleges courses for an undergraduate degree.