Friday, October 20, 2017
Paul Lowell Haines, EdD, JD, will be installed as Taylor University’s 31st President during inauguration ceremonies at 10:00 am, October 20, in the Kesler Student Activities Center.
“The inauguration of a president on any college campus is an event of significance that reaches well beyond the person who is vested with the office of president,” said Haines. “More importantly, it is a celebration of the history, heritage, people, educational mission, and, in Taylor’s case, religious purposes, that are essential to the life of the institution of higher learning.
In addition to his degree from Taylor, Haines holds a Doctor of Education Degree from the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, Pa.); a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University (Bloomington, Ind.) (Cum Laude); and Master of Arts from Ball State University (Muncie, Ind.).
Haines served the first 10 years of his professional career at Taylor, first as a residence hall director (1977-80), later as Director of Student Programs (1980-83), Dean of Students (1983-85) and finally as Vice President for Student Development (1985-87). He left Taylor in 1987 to attend law school.
Prior to returning to Taylor, Haines has served as partner at one of the nation’s largest law firms, Indianapolis-based Faegre Baker Daniels, where he served dozens of colleges and universities across the country, along with churches and faith-based organizations, private foundations, museums, and many other nonprofit organizations.
Haines’ wife Sherry, also a Taylor graduate, spent 35 years as an art teacher in public and private schools, most recently at Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. The Haineses are parents to one daughter, Hannah, who is also a Taylor University alumna and a registered nurse with IU Health.