14 , 2002
Lincoln University Appoints Michael C. Taylor, a 1995
Lincoln Graduate and Former Administrator, Director of
Michael C. Taylor, a 1995 Lincoln University alumnus
and a former associate director of Admissions at the University,
has been appointed director of Alumni Relations for the
institution. He reports to Michael B. Hill, vice president
for Development and External Relations.
Since 2000, Taylor had served as director of Admissions
for Saint Paul's College in Lawrenceville, VA. As director
of Alumni Relations for Lincoln, he is responsible for
serving as the key liaison between the University and
its alumni. Moreover, he is responsible for maintaining
relations with the Alumni Association as well as assisting
the Association in building and revitalizing alumni chapters.
He will also play an important role in soliciting alumni
support for major fund-raising initiatives such as the
Capital Campaign and the Annual Fund. In addition, he
will develop programs that expand alumni participation
in Homecoming, Founder's Day and other annual University
events. He rejoined Lincoln's staff on January 7, 2002.
Taylor also is responsible for developing the giving
guidelines for class reunions; preparing materials for
alumni publications; extending and maintaining the alumni
database; tracking and reporting on the progress of alumni
activities; and acting as a liaison between senior students
and alumni to encourage seniors to become active members
of the Lincoln Alumni Association.
This appointment is a homecoming for Taylor, who earned
his bachelor's of science degree in human services from
Lincoln. Taylor enrolled in Lincoln as a member of the
class of 1995 and graduated in 1997. After graduation,
he joined the Office of Admissions where he progressed
from Admissions counselor to assistant Admissions director
to associate Admissions director. In August 2000, he left
Lincoln to become director of admissions at Saint Paul's
College. At St. Paul's, he was successful in raising the
college's profile among Virginia's admissions counselors.
In addition, he was responsible for a 133% increase in
St. Paul's number of applicants, a 118% increase in matriculating
transfer students and a 74% increase in matriculating
During his undergraduate days at Lincoln, Taylor was
an accomplished member of the cross-country team, becoming
a six-time NCAA Division III Track and Field All-American.
In 1995, he was a member of the Indoor-Outdoor Division
III National Championship Team. In 1993, he was the NCAA
Division III 800-meter Indoor National Champion. He is
currently pursuing a master of science degree in administration
at Lincoln's Graduate Education Center in Philadelphia.
Founded in 1854, Lincoln University is a premier, Historically
Black University that combines the best elements of a
liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core curriculum
and selected graduate programs to meet the needs of students
living in a highly technological and global society.