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Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Lincoln Appoints Michael C. Taylor Director for Admissions
A 1995 Lincoln Graduate, Taylor Previously Directed Alumni Relations.

Michael C. Taylor, a 1995 Lincoln University alumnus, who previously served as Director for Alumni Relations at the University, now directs the Office of Admissions.
Taylor had been the Alumni Relations Director since January 2002. He had also worked in the Admissions Office from 1997 to 2000. Earlier, he had served as director of Admissions at Saint Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA.

Taylor earned his bachelor’s of science degree in human services from Lincoln. He 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 freshmen.

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's degree in administration at Lincoln's Center for Graduate Studies and Continuing Education in Philadelphia.

For more information, contact:
Samuel W. Pressley, Director
Lincoln University's Office of Marketing & Communications,
610-932-1094; e-mail: spressley@lu.lincoln.edu; home: 856-582-9574

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