Educator in Residence: John Taylor

Core Competencies: Leadership, Marketing, Planning, Student Learning
June 8 – June 12, 2015
University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill.

On Tuesday morning of the seminar, John Taylor, ACUI CEO, will share insights from his 25 years progressively managing college unions, specifically about skill sets new professionals need, common missteps to avoid, and how ACUI can support your career development. He will draw from his experiences on campus, in supervising new professionals, and as an Association volunteer advancing education and research. Taylor has seen the data on what is and is not taught in graduate school, what can be applied from other fields, and how to gain practical experience in areas outside your current role. This introductory session will lay the foundation for IPDS, emphasizing each content area’s value to attendees’ immediate or future endeavors related to working in unions and activities. Taylor also will be available throughout the week as the educator in residence, ready to answer your questions, provide counsel, address the nuances of working in a college union, and offer new perspectives.

About the presenter:

John Taylor, ACUI CEO, began his role May 4, becoming the Association's fifth chief executive. Taylor now leads advancement efforts and develops strategic partnerships for the $3.5 million organization. Additionally, as secretary and treasurer of the Association, he is a nonvoting member of the Board of Trustees and oversees all paid staff.

Taylor came to the position having progressively led unions at Missouri State University and Rutgers University before becoming director at Michigan in
2005. Until April, he volunteered on ACUI’s Education Council and in 2013 participated in the Research Task Force. He also chaired the annual conference team in 2012.

He has a doctorate from the University of Missouri and a master’s degree from the University of Vermont.



Updated May 12, 2015