MAHE Student Scholarship

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Fall 2021


In the early 2000s, following the presidency of Jay Kessler, David Gyertson took office as President of Taylor University. Considered a “students president” during his time in office, Kessler managed to garner a very respectable reputation during his years of service to the Taylor community in the position. Many were curious what the next course of action would be for Taylor during Gyertson’s presidency. Very quickly, Gyertson’s time as president would prove to be eventful, yet Taylor would remain strong under his God-led leadership. This paper explores Gyertson’s life before Taylor, as well as his experiences during his presidency.


HED550, Dr. Skip Trudeau & Dr. Jeff Aupperle