Division of Governmental Relations

Vice President for Governmental Relations

Adam Taylor
Adam Taylor


President Daniel Ball has appointed Adam Taylor, who graduated from Lander in 1987, to the position of vice president for Governmental Relations.

Taylor's position taps into his previous experience as a South Carolina legislator. For 10 years, he was a member of the House of Representatives from District 16, encompassing Laurens and Greenville counties. He and his wife, Monica, a 1993 Lander graduate, have three children.

While in the legislature, Taylor served on the House Ways and Means Committee and was majority whip and assistant majority leader. He joined the Lander administration in May 2008 as vice president of University Advancement.

As vice president for Governmental Relations, he serves as Lander's legislative liaison with the South Carolina General Assembly and the federal government in Washington, D.C. In this role, he investigates opportunities for obtaining state and federal funds and grants for the university, and helping to shape public policy to support Lander’s mission.