Sinclair Community College has formally recognized the substantial philanthropic gifts and longtime board service of John N. Taylor, Jr. and his wife, Connie, by naming a 111,615 square-foot building on the College's downtown campus the Taylor Administration Center.
John N. Taylor, Jr. served as business and community leader, owner of Kurz-Kasch, Inc. and as trustee of Sinclair from 1992 to 2002 and as trustee of the Sinclair Foundation beginning in 2002. He was one of four co-chairs of the Sinclair Foundation's highly successful Changing Lives campaign that raised more than $13-million in gifts and pledges for the College in 2004-05.
John and Connie Taylor have together been devoted to helping disadvantaged and underserved students obtain a college education and become productive citizens in the community. They have provided generous financial contributions to Sinclair since 1991 and it is with sincere appreciation for their extraordinary support and generosity, that Sinclair named this building in their honor.
The three-story building named in the Taylors' honor is 35 years old and opened with six others when the current Sinclair campus opened in Fall 1972. It houses the Tartan Marketplace restaurant, Tartan Campus Store (bookstore), and has two floors of administrative offices including the president's office, several vice presidents' offices, and the College's budget, human resources, payroll and public relations offices among others.