D. Michael Lindsay Appointed President of Taylor University

The Taylor University Board of Trustees today announced the election of D. Michael Lindsay, Ph.D., as its next President. The appointment comes after a rigorous, competitive and international search led by the University’s Presidential Search Committee.

“Dr. Lindsay is a gifted individual of deep personal faith and proven servant leadership. He excels in areas of innovation and creative adaptation, and he is uniquely qualified to lead the University forward with humility, wisdom and courage,” said Chris Goeglein, M.B.A., Board Chair and Search Committee Co-Chair. “A respected Christian leader, Dr. Lindsay has a broad understanding of the complexities facing Christian higher education. His spiritual and intellectual development in cultivating and discipling the next generation of servant leaders is truly a calling.”

In response to his appointment, Dr. Lindsay commented that he and his wife Rebecca look forward with great anticipation to being a part of Taylor’s vibrant campus community. “Taylor is one of the world’s foremost Christian institutions, and I thank God for the wisdom, strength and faithfulness that have characterized the School’s leadership for decades,” he said. “We are humbled to be called by God and honored by the Board’s selection to serve the University, advance its distinctive mission in providing excellent, Christ-centered higher education and strengthen its promising prospects for future growth and development.”

“In addition to seeking an individual with a personal, growing and contagious walk with the Lord, the Search Committee also sought candidates with the ability to articulate a compelling vision for Taylor consistent with its mission,” said Manuel Rosado, Board Vice-Chair and Search Committee Co-Chair. “We listened with love and attention to the Taylor community before embarking on this journey. Throughout the process, our committee emphasized spiritual discernment and prayer, and it was clear that those who love Taylor were prayerfully supporting this important effort.”

Dr. Lindsay was the unanimous selection of the Presidential Search Committee, and he was elected unanimously by the Board of Trustees. He will enter the Office of the President on Aug. 16, 2021, assuming the role from previous Taylor Board Chair Paige Comstock Cunningham, Ph.D., J.D., who has served as Interim President of the University since Aug. 15, 2019.

“The Taylor University Board, faculty and campus community are extremely grateful to Dr. Cunningham for her outstanding leadership, steady governance and faithful commitment to fulfilling the vision of the University,” said Goeglein. “Not only have the Institution’s foundational positions and policies been strengthened during her tenure, but she provided stability in a critical time with the COVID pandemic. All of us will be forever grateful for her exceptional and sacrificial service to our alma mater.

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