Brandon Taylor appointed to the Kansas American Red Cross Board of Directors

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Fort Hays State University’s Brandon Taylor, admissions counselor, recently joined the Board of Directors for the Central and Western Kansas Chapter of the American Red Cross.

“I am excited to join the Red Cross board,” said Taylor. “I find the most joy assisting others in Kansas and around the world, and the Red Cross humanitarian mission will allow me to do just that.”

Taylor, born in western Nebraska, was raised in Kansas and graduated from Kiowa County High School in Greensburg, where he witnessed first-hand American Red Cross disaster response and recovery operations after his community and home were destroyed by the tornado that struck Greensburg in 2007.

“My family has never forgotten the kind individuals who were there to help us in our time of need, and now it is time to pay that kindness forward,” said Taylor.

Red Cross volunteers across Kansas have helped those affected by disasters for over a hundred years and provides for the immediate needs of families who encounters small and large disasters.

Taylor earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in management, a Master of Business Administration and a leadership and grant-writing certificate from FHSU. While at Fort Hays State, Taylor interned for the U.S. Sen. Moran in Washington, D.C., and was the lead organizer who brought TEDxFHSU to campus, which was the first TED conference at FHSU that focused on worldwide issues.

Taylor has also worked with several service organizations around the world, including the Global Leadership Project in Costa Rica, the United Saints of New Orleans in Louisiana and Habitat for Humanity in Santa Fe, N.M.

“With a 60-country chapter territory, I am thrilled to have a board member from Hays, said Becky LaPolice, central and Western Kansas executive director. “Our goal is to recruit dedicated board members from other areas of central and Western Kansas.”

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