Taylor University president stepping down after 3 years in job

The president of a Christian liberal arts university in northeastern Indiana plans to resign.

Taylor University announced this week that its president, Paul Lowell Haines, will step down Aug. 15.

Taylor Trustees Chair Paige Cunningham said Haines' resignation was neither solicited nor encouraged by the board of trustees. Cunningham said Haines continues to enjoy strong support from the board.

Haines, a 1975 alumnus of the university in Upland, has been president for three years. He returned to Taylor after a long career as a higher education lawyer and spent 15 years as a Taylor trustee. He also is a former vice president for student development at Taylor.

Cunningham said the trustees will work with Haines to ensure a smooth transition in the office.

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