Albert R. Taylor
5th President of Kansas State Normal School, 1882 to 1901
During Albert R. Taylor's tenure as president of Kansas State Normal School, later Emporia State University, the school saw great growth. Some programs he instituted included 10-week sessions, summer school, commercial courses, and military drills. He also upgraded the history, economics, and psychology departments. By the turn of the century, the school was thriving and enrollment and faculty had increased significantly.
Taylor went on to help found Millikin University in Decatur, Ill. Albert Taylor Hall, located adjacent to Plumb Hall, is named in his honor.