President Carol A. Taylor, PhD, who began her time at Vanguard University in the Summer of 2007, will serve as President of the newly-formed Evangel University in Springfield, MO, beginning June 2013. Under President Taylor’s leadership, Vanguard has experienced a remarkable amount of positive growth.

DESIGN_ELEMENTSWe invite you to leave comments, quotes and tributes to Dr. Taylor for this important journey to which God has called her!

Dr. Carol Ann Taylor was inaugurated as Vanguard University’s ninth president on October 15, 2010. Dr. Taylor began as provost/vice president of academic affairs of Vanguard University in August of 2007 and holds a faculty appointment as professor in the School of Education. Dr. Taylor has a PhD in Multilingual/Multicultural Education from Florida State University, a Master of Arts in Cross- Cultural Communication from the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Evangel University. Before joining Vanguard, Dr. Taylor served for seven years as the vice provost for undergraduate education at Biola University in La Mirada, California. Prior to that, she worked for 12 years in administration and research at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ.


She has teaching and administrative experience ranging from elementary education to graduate university levels. Over the years she has served in the public marketplace as an advocate for second language learners and international students; taught at the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Florida State University, and Eastern Michigan University; consulted for state departments of education and national resource centers; and worked with national testing committees on large-scale testing. She has taught and/or lectured nationally and in 11 countries internationally. Since 2000 she has been delighted to serve in Christian higher education. She has been a facilitator and mentor in the CCCU Women’s Leadership Development Institute and has served on the CCCU Student Academic Programs Commission.


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