CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Marshall University has named a new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

The new provost, Jaime Taylor, has been serving as the dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics at Austin Peay State University.

Taylor replaces Gayle Ormiston, who has announced he will step down at the end of the current academic year. Taylor’s appointment is effective July 1.

“I am extremely pleased Dr. Taylor has accepted my offer to be provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, stated Marshall University President Jerome Gilbert.

“He has an outstanding history of accomplishments in enrollment management, relationship building and shared governance, academic program development, community partnerships and fiscal management. Dr. Taylor will be an excellent fit for Marshall University. It’s exciting to have him as part of our team.”

Taylor said he was attracted by Marshall’s ambitious goals and the sense of community.

“It wasn’t just the expertise of the individuals I met that impressed me; it was the sense of community across campus and the deep affection the students, staff and faculty have for Marshall University that really got me excited about the opportunity to become part of such a great institution.”

Taylor and his wife Stacy have two children, Makenzie and Jordan.

His full resume is available online here.

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