Haney, Taylor Join Emory & Henry Executive Team in VP Role
Two higher education professionals, each of them praised for their “strong records of success,” have joined the executive team at Emory & Henry College at a time when the 175-year-old institution enjoys new levels of success in the areas of academic development, fundraising and reputation.
Dr. David P. Haney, a former provost and vice president for academic affairs at Black Hills State University, has been named Emory & Henry’s vice president of academic affairs. Meanwhile, Joseph P. Taylor, the executive director of The Miller Center Foundation at the University of Virginia, has been named vice president of institutional advancement at the College.
“Emory & Henry is excited to welcome both of these talented individuals,” said E&H President Rosalind Reichard. “They bring impeccable qualifications and strong records of success to their positions, and they are each well-suited to help Emory & Henry take advantage of the many new opportunities brought on by our successful efforts in many areas thus far.”
In recent years, Emory & Henry has successfully raised money for the development of a program in Marion, Va. that provides doctoral degrees in physical therapy. At the same time, the College has undertaken numerous construction projects, including new residence halls as well as academic and athletic facilities, with a total value of approximately $30 million.
In addition, Emory & Henry, which is celebrating its 175th anniversary, has been recognized nationally for academic excellence. U.S. News & World Report ranks the College among the first tier of national liberal arts institutions. Washington Monthly has listed the College among the top 30 national liberal arts colleges. Newsweek magazine ranks Emory & Henry among the top five institutions nationwide for service learning. And a survey conducted for Forbes Magazine recently ranked the E&H faculty among the top 20 in the nation.
While at Black Hills State in South Dakota, Haney participated in strategic planning and initiated discussions general education reform. He worked with deans and faculty leadership in the areas of interdisciplinary initiatives, outreach and distance education. He helped begin the development of an enrollment management plan and worked to enhance faculty and student research. He also conducted policy research for the South Dakota Board of Regents.
Prior to joining Black Hills State, Haney served as vice provost of undergraduate education at Appalachian State University. While there he served as the founding leader of University College, which includes, among many other programs, one graduate program, six undergraduate degree programs, the Center for Appalachian Studies, the Service-Learning program, the University Writing Center, general education, and student research.
Haney, who holds a master of arts degree in English and a Ph.D. in English from State University of New York at Buffalo, also has served Appalachian State as an associate vice chancellor for academic affairs and as a professor and chair of the English Department.
Taylor has served as the chief operational and chief development officer since 2006at the Miller Center Foundation, the supporting arm of UVA’s Miller Center, a preeminent policy institution specializing in the American Presidency. While there, he planned, implemented and successfully completed the largest campaign in the Miller Center history, raising $46 million against a goal of $39.5 million.
Prior to his work at the Miller Center, Taylor served as vice president for development at The Montpelier Foundation, overseeing the campaign that provided funds for the creation of the Center for the Constitution, as well as restoration of the home of James Madison, “father of the Constitution” and America’s fourth president. He also served as director of development at Albany Law School of Union University in Albany, New York, and in progressively responsible development positions at the University of Albany, a flagship institution of the State University of New York.
In his professional work, Taylor has increased annual giving at all of his institutions; managed several comprehensive campaigns; organized campaign committees and enlisted and trained volunteers; secured major gifts and managed and directed major gift programs; initiated and strengthened planned giving programs; and initiated and strengthened programs in foundation and corporate relations and government relations.
He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Manhattan College in New York City and has earned graduate degree credits at the College of St. Rose and The University of Albany, both in Albany, New York. In addition, he earned certification as a fund-raising executive by CFRE International in Washington, D.C.