Legacy of Dr. C. Pat Taylor

A Legacy of Service

Dr. C. Pat Taylor, has left a profound legacy after leading SBU for nearly 22 years.As the University prepares for a transition of leadership, we celebrate Dr. C. Pat Taylor’s 22 years of service as the longest-serving president in the University’s 140-year history.

Dr. Taylor has been instrumental in fundraising, expanding academic offerings and obtaining record student enrollment numbers. He also led the adoption of a new mission statement that continues to guide the institution today.

For more information about Dr. Taylor's legacy, read his biography or the news release announcing his retirement.

Gifts in Dr. Taylor's Honor

Success in fundraising has been one of the hallmarks of Dr. Taylor's service to SBU. While those efforts are visibly seen through the many building projects made possible through fundraising efforts, he has most enjoyed raising money to help meet the needs of students.

One way that you can honor Dr. Taylor's service and commitment to helping students is by donating in his honor to the C. Pat Taylor Annual Scholarship Fund. Your donation to this fund will help students who might not be able to attend SBU without some extra financial support.

Make a gift today

Give online

Give by mail:
Make checks payable to SBU and write "C. Pat Taylor Annual Scholarship Fund" in the memo line. Send checks to:

Southwest Baptist University
1600 University Ave.
Bolivar MO 65613

Send Congratulations to Dr. Taylor

Dr. Taylor loves hearing from students, alumni, donors, and friends. As he prepares for his retirement effective Aug. 31, 2018, send a congratulatory message by completing the form below. Your message will be shared directly with Dr. Taylor.