Aileen Taylor holds a master’s in sports administration from Georgia State University, a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Georgia, an M.A. in education from Mercer University and a B.S. in sport science from Ohio University.
At SDSU, Taylor is responsible for directing and expanding the CAL Student Success Center to provide a one-stop resource for students seeking support. She serves as a scholarship and advising lead, oversees commencement activities, cultivates student-faculty opportunities, and identifies career paths for all CAL students. In addition, she works on strategies associated with the CSU Graduation Initiative 2025.
Most recently, Taylor served as associate director for graduation and progression in the Office for Undergraduate Education at Emory University. She has also served as senior academic advisor and dual enrollment / early college / MOWR coordinator at Georgia State University. A McNair Scholar and student athlete in college, she was also an award-winning basketball coach for the Utah Junior Jazz.
Taylor describes herself as a restorative leader with a leadership style grounded in building relationships. She is also demonstrably committed to equity and inclusion.