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Taylor CainDirector of Engagement, Leadership, and Service UGA Student AffairsEngagement, Leadership and Service
Taylor Cain is the Director of Engagement, Leadership, and Service (ELS) where she leads a team in the direction and promotion of student engagement at UGA. The ELS portfolio includes student activities and events, 850+ registered student organizations, community engagement and service, leadership development, student governance, and student media. She also serves as the primary advisor for the Student Government Association (SGA) and the Circle Coordinator (advisor) for Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK).
Joining the University of Georgia in 2013, Taylor first worked directly with student organizations and has since served in several roles to include overseeing student activities and the programming board, student governance organizations, and first-year and transfer student experience initiatives. Over the course of her career, she has planned, executed, or consulted on thousands of events to include those with attendance of nearly ten thousand. In 2016, Taylor spearheaded the creation of a university-wide welcome experience later named Welcome UGA encompassing hundreds of events in the first six weeks of the fall and spring semesters.
Taylor serves as an advisor to the University System of Georgia’s Student Advisory Council comprised of all 26 campus’ student body presidents. She also currently serves as a member of the NASPA (Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education) Foundation’s Board of Directors and as a National At-Large Governor on the University of South Carolina Alumni Association Board of Governors. She has previously served as the Georgia State Director and Foundation Ambassador for NASPA Region III.
Taylor holds a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs and a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of South Carolina. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. from UGA’s College Student Affairs Administration program.