Taylor named YNL program director

Meghann Anderson

News Editor



Originating from the south side of Chicago, Ill., and moving from Austin, Texas, Kenny Taylor has landed in Murray.

Taylor, who is the new Youth and Nonprofit Leadership program director, said he is excited to begin at Murray State.

“I’m guessing there will be some changes on the horizon that may include a revamp to course offerings, further developing the brand of the program to positively affect recruitment and continuing to build strong relationships in the community that students can take advantage of,” Taylor said.

He said he is looking forward to working with the strong team already in place, and partnering with the YNL faculty and staff to ensure he knows the details of the history of the program, familiarize himself with present day activities and discuss long-range plans.

He worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters for 12 years and has been a lecturer for Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas.

Kelly Rogers, chair of the department of wellness and therapeutic sciences, said the YNL staff is delighted to have Taylor join the community leadership and human services team.

“He has a wealth of experience in nonprofit leadership and organizational development,” Rogers said. “Kenny’s professional service ranges from The Salvation Army and Boys & Girls Clubs in Louisville, to a 12-year career with Big Brothers Big Sisters, where he progressed from a part-time social work assistant role to CEO of their affiliate in Austin, Texas.”

Bob Long, associate professor, said he is very impressed with Taylor and delighted he is joining their team.

Story by, Meghann Anderson, News Editor.