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Lander University Names New Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Taylor Johnston

Lander University has appointed Taylor Johnston as its new Director of Institutional Effectiveness, replacing Tom Nelson, who retired in mid-June.

Johnston's responsibilities center upon providing leadership, oversight and coordination of the university's planning, assessment and institutional research. She also oversees the development and presentation of analytical data mandated by state and federal reports guidelines. As new programs are brought online, Johnston is responsible for establishing timelines and ensuring compliance.

"Taylor distinguished herself in the Registrar's Office, and did a wonderful job with degree audits, class registration, graduation and other areas," said Andy Benoit, Vice President for Enrollment and Access Management at Lander. "I am confident she will continue the same level of excellent work in her new role in the area of institutional effectiveness."

A native of Ware Shoals, Johnston graduated from Lander in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She began work in the Registrar's Office in 2008, serving as Assistant Registrar before being named as Director of Institutional Effectiveness.