Veda Y. Taylor has been named as the new Registrar at Troy University.
Taylor will fill the position left vacant by Vickie Miles, who retired at the end of May following 32 years of service to the University, and will begin her duties on Aug. 1. The Registrar’s Office ensures the accuracy, consistency, security and longevity of academic records and provides a critical link between the University’s academic policies and the students.
Taylor has nearly 20 years of experience in several areas of higher education administration including registrar, admissions, financial aid and graduate school administration. She most recently served as Law Registrar for the University of Mississippi School of Law. She has also served as registrar at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis; coordinator of external activities and global admissions at the University of Memphis, Collierville, Tenn.; and, assistant registrar, student records at the University of Memphis, among others.
“With more than 20 years of experience in higher education administration, Ms. Taylor brings tremendous experience and a proven track record of success to our Registrar’s Office,” said Dr. Lance Tatum, Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. “We are pleased to welcome her as a part of our academic administration team and feel that her commitment to student success will serve Troy University well.”
Taylor is a member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrar and Admissions Officers, the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the Tennessee Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Mississippi in 2007, and a master’s degree in Professional Studies with a concentration in Strategic Leadership from the University of Memphis in 2021.