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Taylor University Leadership

President's Cabinet


Paul Lowell Haines ’75
President
EdD – University of Pennsylvania
JD – Maurer School of Law at Indiana University
MA – Ball State University
BA – Taylor University

Michael D. Hammond ’92
Provost
PhD – University of Arkansas
MA – Wheaton College
BA – Taylor University

Sherri R. Harter
Chief of Staff
MSM – Indiana Wesleyan University
BA – Cornerstone University

Stephen R. Mortland ’85
VP for Enrollment
MBA – Taylor University
BS – Taylor University

Stephen Olson, CPA ’98
VP for Finance/CFO
MBA – Purdue University Fort Wayne
BS – Taylor University

Rex E. Bennett
VP for University Advancement
JD – Southern Methodist University College of Law
MS – Southern Illinois University
BA – Greenville College

Ronald B. Sutherland ’82
Special Assistant to the President
MBA – University of Baltimore
BA – Taylor University

Coein S. (Skip) Trudeau
VP for Student Development
EdD – Indiana University Bloomington
MA – State University of New York College at Buffalo
BA – John Brown University

Contact: Kelli Taylor, 765-998-5202, kltaylor1@taylor.edu

Deans Council


Barb-Bird

Barb Bird ’99
Dean of Faculty Development/Director of the BCTLE
PhD – Ball State University
MA – Ball State University
BA – Taylor University

Dan-Bowell

Dan Bowell
University Librarian
MA – Northern Illinois University
MA – Western Kentucky University
BA – Western Kentucky University

Charlie-Brainer

Charlie Brainer
Dean of International Programs
PhD – Michigan State University
MA – University of Michigan
BA – Wheaton College

Kim-Case

Kim Case
Director of Assessment and Quality Improvement
PhD – Azusa Pacific University
MAR – Asbury Theological Seminary
BA – Asbury College

Jeff-Groeling

Jeff Groeling
Vice Provost
PhD – University of Kentucky
MS – Ball State University
BS – Ball State University

Michael-Hammond

Michael Hammond ’92
Provost
PhD – University of Arkansas
MA – Wheaton College
BA – Taylor University

Tom-Jones

Tom Jones ’71
Dean of Humanities, Arts and Biblical Studies
EdD – Ball State University
MA – University of Notre Dame
BS – Taylor University

Rob-Linehan

Rob Linehan
Chief Information Officer
MA – Arizona State University
BS – University of Maryland College Park

Carrie-Meyer

Carrie Meyer ’06
Director of Online Learning
MBA – Taylor University
BS – University of Southern Indiana

Grace-Miller

Grace Miller
Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences
PhD – Purdue University
MS – University of California-Davis
BA – Duke University

Janet-Rogers

Janet Rogers
Registrar
MA – Morehead State University
BBA – Morehead State University

Rhoda-Sommers

Rhoda Sommers
Dean of Social Sciences, Education & Business
PhD – Andrews University
MA – Grace Theological Seminary
BA – Cedarville University

Board of Trustees


Angela-Angelovska-Wilson

Angela Angelovska-Wilson ’96
Lawyer, DLx Law
JD – American University
BA – Taylor University

Angela Angelovska-Wilson is a lawyer with Dlx Law in Washington, DC. She is also General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with Digital Asset Holdings LLC. Prior to those appointments, Angela was a Partner at Reed Smith LLP and practiced at Latham & Watkins (both in Washington, DC). She and her husband reside in Washington D.C.

Jonathan-Beukelman

Jonathan V. Beukelman ’98
Senior Vice President & UBS Financial Services, Beukelman Group
BA – Taylor University

Jonathan Beukelman, after graduating as a Business major from Taylor, completed the Investment Consultants Program at the Wharton School of Business and the Certified Investment Management Analyst (CIMA®) certification through Haas School of Business, and now manages The Beukelman Group. He was listed in “America’s Top Wealth Advisors” (Forbes, 2016); ranked among the “Top Financial Advisors in America” (Barron’s, seven consecutive years); and named in “Top 40 under 40” (Wall Street), “400 Top Financial Advisors” (Financial Times, four times), and “Top Wire House Advisors under 40” (REP Magazine, 2013, 2014). He and his wife reside in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Carl-Chapman

Carl L. Chapman
Chairman, President, & CEO, Vectren Corporation
BA – Ball State University

Carl Chapman is Chairman, President, and CEO of Fortune 1,000 energy-holding company Vectren Corporation. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the American Gas Association, Edison Electric Institute, Indiana Energy Association, Central Indiana Community Partnership, Energy Systems Network, and the board of advisors for the University of Southern Indiana Business School. He is a member of the Evansville Regional Business Committee and the Southwest Indiana Business Leaders Roundtable on Early Childhood. Carl resides in Newburg, Indiana.

Minda-Chow

Minda Chow
Retired Nurse & Homemaker
BS – University of Illinois

Minda Chow, a retired nurse, resides in Redington Shores, Florida with her husband. She is involved with the Suncoast Community Church Ladies Bible Study as a group leader and also leads a Bible Study Fellowship group.

Paige-Cunningham

Paige C. Cunningham ’77
Executive Director, Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
PhD – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
JD – Northwest University Law School

Dr. Paige Comstock Cunningham is the Executive Director of The Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity and an affiliate professor at Trinity Law School and Trinity Graduate School. Dr. Cunningham was an adjunct instructor at Wheaton College for eight years, and is a past president and board chair of Americans United for Life. She and her husband reside in West Chicago, Illinois.

Mark-Davis

Mark T. Davis
President, Atlantic Christian Academy & MD Ministry Partners, LLC
MBA – Florida Atlantic University

Pastor Mark Davis serves as President of Atlantic Christian Academy and has worked as a Christian consultant for numerous schools and ministries over the past 30 years. He also serves as a member of the Standards Committee of the Evangelical Counsel for Financial Accountability and on the National Commission on Religious Policy and Accountability for ECFA. He and his wife reside in Pompano Beach, Florida.

Chris-Goeglein

Chris Goeglein ’84
Managing Partner, True North Strategic Advisors, LLC
MBA – Ball State University
BA – Taylor University

Chris Goeglein is a Managing Partner at True North Strategic Advisors, LLC in Fort Wayne. In addition to Taylor University’s Board of Trustees, Chris sits on the boards of Taylor University Broadcasting – WBCL, The Lutheran Scholarship Granting Organization of Indiana, and the Fort Wayne Area Youth for Christ. He and his wife reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Paul-Lowell-Haines

Paul Lowell Haines ’75
President, Taylor University
EdD – University of Pennsylvania
JD – Maurer School of Law at Indiana University
MA – Ball State University
BA – Taylor University

Dr. Paul Lowell Haines is President of Taylor University. After graduating Taylor, he worked at the University for 10 years before departing for law school. For 25 years, he practiced with one of the nation’s largest law firms, Faegre Baker Daniels, serving 17 years as a partner. During his professional career, President Haines has accumulated a variety of honors including being named in the “Best Lawyers in America/Indianapolis Education Lawyer of the Year” and receiving the Stephen S. Bedi Award for Excellence in Service to Higher Education from Taylor University.

Erik-Hotmire

Erik Hotmire ’95
Financial Institutions Group Partner, Brunswick Group
BA – Taylor University

Erik Hotmire serves as a Partner with Brunswick Group, LLP, and as Senior Advisor at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Prior to joining the SEC, he was a Director at Clark & Weinstock public affairs consulting firm and a Spokesman/Special Assistant for President George W. Bush's USA Freedom Corps. He also served as Communications Director for US Senators Dan Coats (R-IN) and Sam Brownback (R-KS). Erik resides in Falls Church, Virginia.

Rhonda-Jeter

Rhonda F. Jeter ’79
Associate Professor & Dean of the College of Education, Bowie State University
PhD – University of Pennsylvania
MA – University of Maryland-College Park
BS – Taylor University

Dr. Rhonda Jeter is a Professor and the Dean of the College of Education at Bowie State University. After earning a degree from Taylor in Communications and Theatre Arts, she completed her master’s degree in Family and Community Development and her Ph.D. in Professional and Scientific Psychology. She is a Certified Secondary School Teacher, National Certified Counselor, National Certified Psychologist, and Licensed Certified Professional Counselor. Rhonda resides in Brandywine, Maryland.

Stephen-Johnson

Stephen L. Johnson ’73
President, Stephen L. Johnson & Associates Strategic Consulting, LLC
MS – George Washington University
BA – Taylor University
LHD – Taylor University

Dr. Stephen Johnson is President of Stephen L. Johnson and Associates Consulting, LLC. After holding a number of positions in laboratory and bio-technology companies, he was appointed the Administrator of the EPA by President George W. Bush and became the recipient of the White House’s Presidential Rank Award, the highest award bestowed to civilian federal employees. He and his wife reside in Fredrick, Maryland.

Heather-Larson

Heather Larson ’96
BA – Taylor University

Heather Larson has served with the American Red Cross, where she focused on Chicago initiatives and national disasters, and with Willow Creek Community Church as a lead pastor. Heather and her husband reside in South Barrington, Illinois.

Susan-McCabe

Susan McCabe
Christian Laywoman & Homemaker
MA – College of William and Mary
BS – College of William and Mary

Susan McCabe is a Christian laywoman and homemaker. She and her husband reside in Tyrone, Georgia.

Gregory-Poland

Gregory A. Poland
Director, Mayo Vaccine Research Group & Professor of Medicine
MD – School of Medicine, Southern Illinois University
BA – Illinois Wesleyan University

Dr. Gregory Poland is the Director of Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group and holds the academic rank of professor of medicine and infectious diseases, molecular pharmacology, and experimental therapeutics. He has earned many honors, including the Hsu prize in International Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2007), the Secretary of Defense Award for Excellence (2008), and Mayo Distinguished Investigator award by the Mayo Board of Trustees (2013). Dr. Poland participates on national and academic review committees and has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He and his wife live in Marco Island, Florida.

Manuel-Rosado

Manuel Rosado ’96
Vice President/Partner, Spectrum Investment Advisors, Inc.
MBA – Concordia University
BA – Taylor University

Manuel Rosado is a Partner and Vice President of Spectrum Investment Advisors, Inc. After graduating Taylor with a major in Business, he earned an MBA from Concordia University-Wisconsin, and completed the Accredited Investment Fiduciary (AIF®) Designation from the Center for Fiduciary Studies. He has also earned a Certified Behavioral Finance Analyst (CBFA) certification from the AGI Center for Behavioral Finance and an Investment Adviser Representative licensure (Series 65). He and his wife reside in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Douglas-Rupp

Douglas L. Rupp ’74
Director of Finance & Administration, Sauder Woodworking Co.
BA – Taylor University

Douglas Rupp is the Director of Finance and Administration for Sauder Woodworking Co., Board Chairman of TUBI (WBCL Radio), and Former Board Member and Board Chair of Christian Service Foundation based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He and his wife reside in Archbold, Ohio, where Douglas also serves as the Archbold Evangelical Church treasurer and a member of Archbold Village Planning Commission.

Tamara-Shaya-Hoffmann

Tamara Shaya Hoffman ’08
Peacebuilding & Conflict Advisor, USAID
MA – University of Notre Dame
BA – Taylor University

Tamara Shaya Hoffman works as a Peacebuilding and Conflict Advisor for USAID. Formerly, Tamara held positions as a foreign affairs officer at the U.S. Consulate in Dubai and a consultant for a campaign working on HIV AIDS issues. She and her husband reside in Alexandria, Virginia.

Mark-Soderquist

Mark W. Soderquist ’80
Executive Director, Westlawn Youth Network
MA – Wheaton College
BS – Taylor University

Mark Soderquist is the Administrative Pastor of Westlawn Gospel Chapel in Chicago, Illinois, President of Westlawn Youth Network, and President of the Soderquist Family Foundation. He founded the Urban & Ethnics Ministries under the umbrella of International Teams, and these experiences led to speaking and consulting on issues of race, diversity, justice, poverty, economic development, and the Christian Church’s role in context of the city. He and his wife reside in Chicago, Illinois.

Martha-Songer

Martha R. Songer ’78
Vice President & Corporate Relations Officer, Avis Industrial Corp.
MS – Indiana Wesleyan University
BS – Taylor University

Martha Songer is a Vice President at Avis Industrial Corporation. She is a long-time resident of Upland, Indiana. She is on the Board of Directors for the William Taylor Foundation, United Way of Grant County, and Boren Foundation, Inc.

Kathleen-Stevens

Kathleen E. Stevens ’82
Homemaker & Laywoman
BA – Taylor University

Kathy Stevens is a homemaker, photographer, and philanthropist. She and her husband reside in Dallas, Texas.

Mark-Taylor

Mark D. Taylor
President, Tyndale House Publishers
BA – Duke University
LHD – Taylor University

Dr. Mark Taylor Chairman of the Board of Tyndale House Publishing. He has published The Complete Book of Bible Literacy in 1992 (republished as The Complete Book of Bible Basics in 2005), and worked as the Chief Stylist and Director of the Bible Translation Committee with Holy Bible, New Living Translation (1996, 2004, 2015). He also holds memberships on six Boards of Directors/Trustees. He and his wife reside in Wheaton, Illinois.

Karen-Thomas

Karen E. Thomas ’87
Christian Laywoman & Homemaker
MDiv – Asbury Theological Seminary
BA – Taylor University

Karen Muselman Thomas works as a Christian Laywoman and Homemaker. Karen served as Pastor of Evangelism and Newcomer Ministries for Centenary United Methodist Church in Lexington, Kentucky. She and her husband reside in Lexington, Kentucky.

P-Eric-Turner

P. Eric Turner ’74
President & CEO, T3 Investments Corp. & Founding Partner, Mainstreet Property Group
BS – Taylor University

Eric Turner serves as President and CEO of T3 Investments Corporation, a family-owned real estate investment company. He is Director of a Governmental Affairs Practice, representing clients before State Legislatures across the United States, and is Founding Partner, with his son, of Mainstreet Property Group, a nationally-recognized developer of housing for seniors and students. He is also President of the Paul E. Turner Foundation, which serves Christian organizations throughout the world and was a longtime member of the Indiana State Legislature. He and his wife reside in Cicero, Indiana.

Nicholas-Wallace

Nicholas J. Wallace
CPA, BKD, LLP
BA – California State University

Nicholas Wallace is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Indiana CPA Society, and National Association of College and University Business. He is a member of BKD National Not-for-Profit Group, BKD National Government Group, and BKD National Higher Education Group. Nicholas is also a noted speaker at national and regional industry conferences, and has authored articles for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges, The Association for Biblical Higher Education, Christian College Consortium, and Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Nicholas and his wife reside in Carmel, Indiana.

Shani-Wilfred

Shani P. Wilfred ’99
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Valdosta State University
PhD – Indiana University Bloomington
MA – Indiana University Bloomington
BS – Taylor University

Dr. Shani Wilfred serves on the faculty of Valdosta State University (Valdosta, Georgia), as a Professor of Criminal Justice. She is also the founder of JOST Justice Services & Support (JJSS), LLC, a consultancy designed to provide restorative justice-related services to criminal justice agencies, community-based organizations, and individuals. She and her family reside in Valdosta, Georgia.

Daniel-Wolgemuth

Daniel S. Wolgemuth ’77
President, Youth for Christ
BA – Taylor University
LHD – Huntington University

Daniel Wolgemuth serves as President/CEO of Youth for Christ/USA. Before Youth for Christ, he worked 28 years in the corporate world. Daniel writes a weekly devotional message called Friday Fragments, and has written several books including: The Monday Memo.Com, Fragments, and Give Life. Daniel and his wife reside in Aurora, Colorado.