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Loralyn Taylor, Ph.D.

As director of institutional research and registrar until May 2015, Loralyn focused on increasing the institutional effectiveness of Paul Smith’s College. She helped design and implement the college’s highly successful Comprehensive Student Support Program winner of the 2013 Lee Noel and Randi Levitz Retention Excellence Award and the Starfish 360 Award as well as an inaugural winner of the University Business Models of Excellence Award. Demonstrating improved student success through increases in percentage of students in good academic standing, increased graduation rates and generating over $6 million in increased student revenue due to improved retention in just 5 years, the PSC program includes both proactive and reactive early alert strategies, the targeted use of data analytics and is assessed by multiple key performance indicators. Loralyn’s interests include using data, innovative technologies and change management to bridge the gap between research on best practices in student success and actual, boots-on-the-ground initiatives.