Ken Brown, JD, MPA, PhD, FACHE, executive vice chancellor and chief operations officer of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), has named Junius L. “J. Lee” Taylor, MEd, MBA, as the director of Campus Recreation.
Before his appointment, Taylor was the interim director of Campus Recreation at UTHSC, a position he began in June 2013. He has previously held positions as a coordinator, clinical trial interventionist, health educator and exercise specialist at UTHSC. He has a BS in Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and an MEd in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with emphasis in Science and Measurement from the University of Mississippi. Additionally, he earned an MBA from the University of Tennessee at Martin.
Employed with the university for 22 years, Taylor’s new position will entail overseeing the day-to-day programs, facility operations and business operations of the Department of Campus Recreation. He will supervise coordinators of intramurals, fitness and wellness, and aquatics/outdoor recreation, as well as the campus recreation staff. The position will report directly to the executive vice chancellor.
A native of Olive Branch, Miss., Taylor has been married to his wife, Ann, for 10 years. They have two children, Nicholas, 7, and Ellen, 9.