Bill BausonDirector, Systems Program & Assistant Professor of Computer Science & Engineering
BS, Electrical Engineering, General Motors Engineering and Management Institute / Kettering University, 1980
Thesis: “A Prototype Robot/Vision System”
Advice to Incoming Students
Always keep God first in your life and try to stay in the center of His will. Set your life priorities and do your best to stick to them.
Why I Came to Taylor
I first visited Taylor with my high school age son when I was living and working in Zambia as a missionary. The students, staff, and faculty were high-quality individuals who impressed me with how they lived out their faith. I decided that when I repatriated to the United States I would like to become a part of the Taylor family.
Now that I am at Taylor, I enjoy working with the students, helping them with classwork and life issues. I also enjoy the faculty and staff and the wide variety of projects I work on.
Bill enjoys many hobbies, including family activities, church leadership, music performance (playing piano, guitar, or banjo), video production, computers, electronic design, cosmology, camping, fishing, running, and cycling.
Major Career Accomplishments
Mr. Bauson spent most of his career working in the automotive electronics industry. He started out designing machine vision and factory automation systems, then moved into management. Responsibilities included running an integrated circuit manufacturing facility, collision avoidance systems development, and business management.
After 34 years in automotive electronics, he and his wife felt the Lord’s call to enter the mission field. He quit his job and moved to Zambia, Africa as missionaries at the Kafakumba Training Center. He managed the mission’s Woodshop, whose primary goal is to provide income to make the Training Center self-sustaining through the production of hardwood doors and other products. In addition, Bill was responsible for all the finances of the Woodshop and Center, new construction, maintenance, the website, and other areas. He was also the president of the board of directors of the U.S. based Kafakumba Development Projects Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. Bill and his wife repatriated to the States after 3-1/2 years in Zambia.