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Student Development
Taylor University
1846 Main Street
Upland, IN 46989-1001
800-882-3456

Student Life Leadership

Skip Trudeau

Vice President for Student Development and Chair of the Master of Arts in Higher Education Program

  • EdD, Higher Education Administration, Indiana University Bloomington (2000)
  • MA, Student Personnel Administration, State University of New York College at Buffalo (1987)
  • BA, Christian Education, John Brown University (1985)
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Emilie Hoffman

Coordinator of New Student Orientation

  • MA, Higher Education and Student Development, Taylor University (2017)
  • BS, Nursing and Addictions Counseling, Indiana Wesleyan University (2011)

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Julia Hurlow

Associate Vice President for Student Development & Director of Residence Life

  • DMin, George Fox University (2018)
  • MA, Counseling, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BS, Leadership and Christian Education, Indiana Wesleyan University
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Lyndsey Rupp

Assistant Director for Residence Life Programs

  • BA, Psychology, Child Development, Olivet Nazarene University (2017)
  • MA, Counseling, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (2020)
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Beverly Guffey

Administration Assistant to Student Affairs

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Residence Life

Julia Hurlow

Associate Vice President for Student Development & Director of Residence Life

  • DMin, George Fox University (2018)
  • MA, Counseling, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BS, Leadership and Christian Education, Indiana Wesleyan University
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Lyndsey Rupp

Assistant Director for Residence Life Programs

  • BA, Psychology, Child Development, Olivet Nazarene University (2017)
  • MA, Counseling, Grand Rapids Theological Seminary (2020)
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Matthew Beck

Bergwall Hall Director

  • DMin, Portland Seminary (2022)
  • MDiv, Wesley Seminary (2018)
  • BA, Biblical Literature, Indiana Wesleyan University (2005)
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Kimie Kline

Breuninger & Gerig Hall Director

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2022)
  • BS, Recreation & Camp Administration, Indiana Wesleyan University (2020)
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Aiden Reichard

Campbell & Wolgemuth Hall Director

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (ongoing)
  • BA, Elementary Education, Anderson University (2021)
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MacKenzie Bedor

English Hall Director

  • Master of Social Work, focus in Interpersonal Communication, Cognitive Behavioral TherapyWayne State University (2018)
  • BS, Social Work with minors in Psychology, Public Health, Honors, Taylor University (2017) 

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Diana Verhagen

Olson Hall Director

  • MA, Intercultural Studies, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (2015)
  • BA, English Literature and International Relations, Taylor University (2012)
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Josiah Peterson

Samuel Morris Hall Director

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2021)
  • BA, Christian Ministries, Taylor University (2019)
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Emma Sachsenmaier

Swallow Robin Hall Director

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (ongoing)
  • BA, Communication Studies, Westmont College (2021)
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Jacob Gerding

Wengatz Hall Director

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2020)
  • BS, Youth Ministry, Evangel University (2018)
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Jonah Tews

Residence Life Graduate Assistant for Breuninger, Gerig, and Wengatz Halls

  • MS, Higher Education & Student Development Taylor University (ongoing)
  • BA, Exercise Science, Northwestern College (2022)
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Alyssa Bates

Residence Life Graduate Assistant for English and Samuel Morris Halls

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (ongoing)
  • BA, Communications and Psychology, Spring Arbor University
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Sarah Hagelberger

Residence Life Graduate Assistant for Olson and Bergwall Halls

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (ongoing)
  • BA, Sociology, Lee University (2020)
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Calling and Career Office

Jeff Aupperle

Associate Dean Calling & Career

  • PhD, Educational Leadership & Administration, Indiana State University
  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University
  • BA, Christian Ministries, Bethel University
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Amber Stanley

Assistant Director of Calling & Career

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University
  • BAS, Communications, Ball State University
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Kim McGary

Secretary for Calling & Career

  • AA, Administrative Office Technology, Ivy Tech
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Campus Ministries

Jon Cavanagh

Campus Pastor

  • MDiv, Winebrenner Theological Seminary
  • BA, Christian Education, Taylor University
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Lori Heath

Administrative Assistant for Counseling Center & Campus Ministries

  • MA, Ball State University
  • BS, Taylor University
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Campus Police

Jeff Wallace

Chief of Police

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2014)
  • BA, Social Work/Sociology, Taylor University (1989)
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Counseling Center

Craig Cochran LPC, ACS

Director of the Counseling Center

  • PhD, Psychology: Behavioral Health Leadership, Liberty University (ongoing)
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, Ball State University (1995)
  • BA, Psychology, Taylor University (1994)
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Jenny Schamber LMHC, NCC, CCMHC

Assistant Director of Counseling Center

  • MA, Indiana Wesleyan University
  • BS, Ball State University
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Lori Heath

Administrative Assistant for Counseling Center & Campus Ministries

  • MA, Ball State University
  • BS, Taylor University
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Student Programs

Stephen Austin

Associate Dean of Student Leadership & Director of Student Programs

  • MA, Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, Ball State University (2001)
  • BS, Secondary Education (English/Literature), Taylor University (1995)
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Debby Cheruyiot Bii

Higher Education Adjunct Faculty

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University (2011)
  • BA, Psychology, Anderson University (2008)
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Taylor World Outreach

Kiplangat Cheruiyot Bii

Director of Taylor World Outreach

  • MA, Higher Education & Student Development, Taylor University
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Jen McKim

Taylor World Outreach Office Manager and Coordinator for Community Plunge

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