taylor university leadership

senior leadership

paige comstock cunningham, ph.d., j.d. ’77
interim president
ph.d – trinity evangelical divinity school
j.d. – northwestern university law school
ma – trinity international university
ba – taylor university

nathan w. baker ’13
vice president for enrollment management
mba – ball state university
ba – taylor university

rex e. bennett
vp for university advancement
jd – southern methodist university college of law
ms – southern illinois university
ba – greenville college

rev. greg dyson
vice president for intercultural leadership and church relations
ms – cairn university
ba – cedarville university
diploma – word of life bible institute

michael d. hammond ’92
Provost & Executive Vice President
phd – university of arkansas
ma – wheaton college
ba – taylor university

stephen olson, cpa ’98
vp for finance/cfo
mba – purdue university fort wayne
bs – taylor university

ronald b. sutherland ’82
special assistant to the president
mba – university of baltimore
ba – taylor university

coein s. (skip) trudeau
vp for student development
edd – indiana university bloomington
ma – state university of new york college at buffalo
ba – john brown university

contact: shelly gramling, 765-998-5202, shgramling@taylor.edu

deans council

barb bird ’99

dean of faculty development/director of the bctle
phd – ball state university
ma – ball state university
ba – taylor university

charlie brainer

dean of international programs
phd – michigan state university
ma – university of michigan
ba – wheaton college

kim case

director of assessment and quality improvement
phd – azusa pacific university
mar – asbury theological seminary
ba – asbury college


michael hammond ’92

Provost & Executive Vice President
phd – university of arkansas
ma – wheaton college
ba – taylor university

tom jones ’71

dean of humanities, arts and biblical studies
edd – ball state university
ma – university of notre dame
bs – taylor university


rob linehan

chief information officer
ma – arizona state university
bs – university of maryland college park

carrie meyer ’06

director of online learning
mba – taylor university
bs – university of southern indiana

grace miller

dean of natural and applied sciences
phd – purdue university
ms – university of california-davis
ba – duke university


janet rogers

ma – morehead state university
bba – morehead state university

jeff sherlock

Interim Dean of Social Sciences, Education & Business
edd – ball state university
mba – ohio university
ba – ohio university

lana wilson

lana wilson

interim university librarian
ma – university of indianapolis
mla – indiana university
ba – taylor university

board of trustees


angela angelovska-wilson ’96

lawyer, dlx law
jd – american university
ba – taylor university

Angela Angelovska-Wilson is a lawyer with Dlx Law in Washington, DC. She is also General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer with Digital Asset Holdings LLC. Prior to those appointments, Angela was a Partner at Reed Smith LLP and practiced at Latham & Watkins (both in Washington, DC). She and her husband reside in Washington D.C.


jonathan v. beukelman ’98

senior vice president, ubs financial services
ba – taylor university

jonathan beukelman, after graduating as a business major from taylor, completed the investment consultants program at the wharton school of business and the certified investment management analyst (cima®) certification through haas school of business, and now manages the beukelman group. he was listed in “america’s top wealth advisors” (forbes, 2016); ranked among the “top financial advisors in america” (barron’s, seven consecutive years); and named in “top 40 under 40” (wall street), “400 top financial advisors” (financial times, four times), and “top wire house advisors under 40” (rep magazine, 2013, 2014). he and his wife reside in greenwood village, colorado.


carl l. chapman

Chairman, President, & CEO, Vectren Corporation
ba – ball state university

carl chapman is chairman, president, and ceo of fortune 1,000 energy-holding company vectren corporation. he also serves on the board of directors for the american gas association, edison electric institute, indiana energy association, central indiana community partnership, energy systems network, and the board of advisors for the university of southern indiana business school. he is a member of the evansville regional business committee and the southwest indiana business leaders roundtable on early childhood. carl resides in newburg, indiana.


minda chow

Retired Nurse & homemaker
bs – university of illinois

minda chow, a retired nurse, resides in redington shores, florida with her husband. she is involved with the suncoast community church ladies bible study as a group leader and also leads a bible study fellowship group.


mark t. davis

President, Atlantic Christian Academy & md Ministry Partners, LLC
mba – florida atlantic university

pastor mark davis serves as president of atlantic christian academy and has worked as a christian consultant for numerous schools and ministries over the past 30 years. he also serves as a member of the standards committee of the evangelical counsel for financial accountability and on the national commission on religious policy and accountability for ecfa. he and his wife reside in pompano beach, florida.


chris goeglein ’84

managing partner, true north strategic advisors, llc
mba – ball state university
ba – taylor university

chris goeglein is a managing partner at true north strategic advisors, llc in fort wayne. in addition to taylor university’s board of trustees, chris sits on the boards of taylor university broadcasting – wbcl, the lutheran scholarship granting organization of indiana, and the fort wayne area youth for christ. he and his wife reside in fort wayne, indiana.


erik hotmire ’95

ba – taylor university

Erik Hotmire advises executives on corporate reputation, crisis, and litigation matters. He has served as Senior Advisor to the Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Special Assistant to President George W. Bush and White House spokesman, Director at public affairs firm Clark & Weinstock, and U.S. Senate Communications Director. Erik began his career in radio and television. He lives with his family in the Washington, DC area.


rhonda f. jeter ’79

Associate Professor & Dean of the College of Education, Bowie State University
phd – university of pennsylvania
ma – university of maryland-college park
bs – taylor university

dr. rhonda jeter is a professor and the dean of the college of education at bowie state university. after earning a degree from taylor in communications and theatre arts, she completed her master’s degree in family and community development and her ph.d. in professional and scientific psychology. she is a certified secondary school teacher, national certified counselor, national certified psychologist, and licensed certified professional counselor. rhonda resides in brandywine, maryland.


stephen l. johnson ’73

President, Stephen L. Johnson & Associates Strategic Consulting, LLC
ms – george washington university
ba – taylor university
lhd – taylor university

dr. stephen johnson is president of stephen l. johnson and associates consulting, llc. after holding a number of positions in laboratory and bio-technology companies, he was appointed the administrator of the epa by president george w. bush and became the recipient of the white house’s presidential rank award, the highest award bestowed to civilian federal employees. he and his wife reside in fredrick, maryland.


heather larson ’96

ba – taylor university

heather larson has served with the american red cross, where she focused on chicago initiatives and national disasters, and with willow creek community church as a lead pastor. heather and her husband reside in south barrington, illinois.


susan mccabe

Christian Laywoman & homemaker
ma – college of william and mary
bs – college of william and mary

susan mccabe is a christian laywoman and homemaker. she and her husband reside in tyrone, georgia.


gregory a. poland

Director, Mayo Vaccine Research Group & Professor of Medicine
md – school of medicine, southern illinois university
ba – illinois wesleyan university

dr. gregory poland is the director of mayo clinic’s vaccine research group and holds the academic rank of professor of medicine and infectious diseases, molecular pharmacology, and experimental therapeutics. he has earned many honors, including the hsu prize in international infectious disease epidemiology (2007), the secretary of defense award for excellence (2008), and mayo distinguished investigator award by the mayo board of trustees (2013). dr. poland participates on national and academic review committees and has published over 500 peer-reviewed scientific articles. he and his wife live in marco island, florida.


manuel rosado ’96

president, spectrum investment advisors, inc.
mba – concordia university
ba – taylor university

manuel rosado is the president of spectrum investment advisors, inc. after graduating taylor with a major in business, he earned an mba from concordia university-wisconsin, and completed the accredited investment fiduciary (aif®) designation from the center for fiduciary studies. he has also earned a certified behavioral finance analyst (cbfa) certification from the agi center for behavioral finance and an investment adviser representative licensure (series 65). he and his wife reside in mequon, wisconsin.


douglas l. rupp ’74

Retired; Former Director of Finance & administration, Sauder Woodworking Co.
ba – taylor university

douglas rupp is the former director of finance and administration for sauder woodworking co., board chairman of tubi (wbcl radio), and former board member and board chair of christian service foundation based in fort wayne, indiana. he and his wife reside in archbold, ohio, where douglas also serves as the archbold evangelical church treasurer and a member of archbold village planning commission.


tamara shaya hoffmann ’08

foreign service officer, department of state
ma – university of notre dame
ba – taylor university

tamara shaya hoffmann is a member of the state department's diplomatic core, representing the u.s. abroad. prior to joining the state department, tamara worked at the u.s. agency for international development where she held several roles, including senior desk officer for lebanon affairs, peacebuilding advisor for the middle east, and communicators advisor for women's empowerment. prior to joining government service, tamara worked as a consultant to the one campaign working on alleviating hiv/aids, and as the director of media for a non-profit that fostered dialogue between christians and muslims. she is married to derek, a fellow taylor graduate and u.s. diplomat.


mark w. soderquist ’80

executive director, westlawn youth network
ma – wheaton college
bs – taylor university

Mark Soderquist is the Administrative Pastor of Westlawn Gospel chapel in Chicago, Illinois, President of Westlawn Youth Network, and President of the Soderquist Family Foundation. He founded the Urban & Ethnics Ministries under the umbrella of International Teams, and these experiences led to speaking and consulting on issues of race, diversity, justice, poverty, economic development, and the Christian Church’s role in context of the city. He and his wife reside in Chicago, Illinois.


kathleen e. stevens ’82

homemaker & Laywoman
ba – taylor university

kathy stevens is a homemaker, photographer, and philanthropist. she and her husband reside in dallas, texas.


mark d. taylor

president, tyndale house publishers
ba – duke university
lhd – taylor university

dr. mark taylor chairman of the board of tyndale house publishing. he has published the complete book of bible literacy in 1992 (republished as the complete book of bible basics in 2005), and worked as the chief stylist and director of the bible translation committee with holy bible, new living translation (1996, 2004, 2015). he also holds memberships on six boards of directors/trustees. he and his wife reside in wheaton, illinois.


karen e. thomas ’87

Christian Laywoman & homemaker
mdiv – asbury theological seminary
ba – taylor university

karen muselman thomas works as a christian laywoman and homemaker. karen served as pastor of evangelism and newcomer ministries for centenary united methodist church in lexington, kentucky. she and her husband reside in lexington, kentucky.


p. eric turner ’74

President & CEO, T3 Investments Corp. & Founding Partner, Mainstreet Property Group
bs – taylor university

eric turner serves as president and ceo of t3 investments corporation, a family-owned real estate investment company. he is director of a governmental affairs practice, representing clients before state legislatures across the united states, and is founding partner, with his son, of mainstreet property group, a nationally-recognized developer of housing for seniors and students. he is also president of the paul e. turner foundation, which serves christian organizations throughout the world and was a longtime member of the indiana state legislature. he and his wife reside in cicero, indiana.


nicholas j. wallace

cpa, bkd, llp
ma – california state university

Nicholas Wallace is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Indiana CPA Society, and National Association of College and University Business. He is a member of BKD National Not-for-Profit Group, BKD National Government Group, and BKD National Higher Education Group. Nicholas is also a noted speaker at national and regional industry conferences, and has authored articles for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges, The Association for Biblical Higher Education, Christian College Consortium, and Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. Nicholas and his wife reside in Carmel, Indiana.


shani p. wilfred ’99

associate professor of criminal justice, valdosta state university
phd – indiana university bloomington
ma – indiana university bloomington
bs – taylor university


daniel s. wolgemuth ’77

president, youth for christ
ba – taylor university
lhd – huntington university

daniel wolgemuth serves as president/ceo of youth for christ/usa. before youth for christ, he worked 28 years in the corporate world. daniel writes a weekly devotional message called friday fragments, and has written several books including: the monday memo.com, fragments, and give life. daniel and his wife reside in aurora, colorado.