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Portrait of Ellen Taylor

Ellen Taylor

Associate Vice President for
Student Engagement

April 25, 2018
After a comprehensive national search that incorporated involvement and input from hundreds of stakeholders across our WSU system, it is with great pleasure to announce the newest members of our Student Affairs leadership team.
Ellen Taylor will join WSU on July 11 as associate vice president of student engagement.
In this refocused Student Affairs leadership position, Taylor will create a comprehensive student engagement strategy that is both proactive and responsive to the emerging and evolving needs of students. Under Taylor’s leadership on the WSU Pullman campus will be Access and Opportunity, Health and Wellness, and Student Involvement. Taylor will also coordinate WSU system-wide student engagement efforts.
“Ellen is widely recognized for her commitment to the health and wellness of undergraduate and graduate students,” Gonzales said. “She understands student engagement is holistic and expansive. She knows how to build effective teams and create seamless learning environments where students thrive.”
Currently serving as associate vice president for student life at University of Washington, Taylor was hired following a national search. She has led institution-wide efforts in the mental, physical, and social wellbeing of students at UW including the Student Well-Being Collaborative, Bias Incident Advisory Committee, and the President’s Task Force on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. Taylor also brings over 16 years of experience serving in counseling center leadership roles at UW and Oregon State University.
She is an experienced trainer for community organizations on issues relating to college mental health, leadership development, organizational change, and creating inclusive workplaces.
Ellen Taylor will join us as our associate vice president for student engagement on July 11.

Read the full announcement about Ellen Taylor and our progress on creating an inclusive and welcoming WSU Community at the WSU Insider.