Taylor inducted into Glenville State athletics Hall of Fame
Glenville State College athletics director Janet Bailey, Stephen Taylor, presenter Fred Taylor and GSC executive vice president Bob Hardman pose for a picture with Winchester¿s Stephen Taylor after he was inducted into the school¿s Hall of Fame earlier this month. (Submitted / May 30, 2012)
Taylor was among the five members of the class of 2012 who were honored during the induction ceremony and banquet held May 19 in the GSC Mollohan Campus Community Center Ballroom.
A native of Walton, W. Va., he competed in football at GSC for four years and was a member of the 1958 WVIAC undefeated team. He was a two-year starter on special teams and an offensive guard on the 1958 and 1959 teams. Taylor was selected as a tri-captain of the team his senior year.
Taylor graduated from GSC in 1960 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education. He received a Master's Degree from Stetson University in 1969 and earned his Ph.D. from Florida State University in 1973. He also completed post-doctoral studies at Carnegie-Mellon University.
After six years in high school teaching, coaching, administration, as well as two years with the Chrysler Corporation, Taylor spent the next 23 years as a professor at Morehead State University. Upon his retirement, he received the title of Professor Emeritus.
While at MSU, he chaired, directed, or co-chaired eleven university accreditation or reaffirmation committees.
He served with the National Council for The Accreditation of Teacher Education as well as the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a team member for the accreditation of other colleges and universities in four different states.
Taylor received the Kentucky Distinguished Educator award in 1987. He was appointed by two different governors to statewide committees on assessment and evaluation in secondary schools as well as college and universities.
He currently is a volunteer consultant with the Winchester-Clark County Planning and Zoning Board and is very active with the Fairfax Church of Christ. His hobbies include golfing, ATV riding, gardening, reading and greek mythology.
“Glenville State College is a great place,” he said. “I certainly do not come back as often as I would like. I am humbled to be inducted into my alma mater's Hall of Fame and will do all I can to help GSC continue to be successful in the future.”
He and his wife Carolyn reside in Winchester. She is active with the Clark County Republican Club, a member of three local women’s clubs including the professional Home Economist Club, and is also active in church activities at the Fairfax Church of Christ. They have one son, Stephen Taylor, Jr., a graduate of Princeton University and Venture Capitalist who manages the Taylor Fund as well as Taylor Asset Management with offices in Los Angeles and Chicago. An adopted daughter, Michelle Morris, lives with her husband Jay and their two children, Madison and Sabien, in Richmond.
In 1990, Taylor was honored at GSC’s Alumni Banquet as the college’s Alumnus of the Year.