Taylor University Appoints Interim President

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The Taylor University Board of Trustees has unanimously approved Paige Comstock Cunningham as interim president. The appointment will be effective August 15. Cunningham serves as board chair, but will now step down to succeed outgoing President Lowell Haines, who resigned in June. 

“I have a deep love and respect for Taylor University and am humbled by the honor of being selected by my peers to lead this great institution and academic community as Interim President,” said Cunningham. “I look forward to working with a strong team during this transition, including the Board, Provost Dr. Michael Hammond and administrative and faculty leadership, with a focus to prepare the way for Taylor’s permanent President.”

The university says Cunningham is expected to serve through the coming academic year. The Board will later announce a timetable for a national search for the university's next president, since Cunningham has stated she does not want to be considered for the permanent position.  

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