Armando Arevalo

Frank Taylor

Academic Success Coach

My name is Frank Taylor and I am delighted to be working with you as an Academic Success Coach. Frank was born and raised in west Michigan and grew up as a farm boy.  He moved to Lansing, attended MSU and received a Bachelor's degree in Psychology in 1985. Both during and after receiving his degree he spent considerable time working with persons with disabilities at the local Community Mental Health here in Lansing and volunteering at a local crisis hotline.

He returned to MSU and began working on a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling, specializing in using counseling skills to work with persons with disabilities to help them identify and reach life goals like college education, employment and living with dignity in their chosen community. He graduated with his Master's degree in 1991.

For the next 20 years, he continued to work with persons with disabilities in the Lansing area, helping people identify supports in the community and making sure they were able to successfully use those supports to meet their personal goals. In 2012 he began to teach graduate level classes at Texas Tech University in their Rehabilitation Counseling Master's program. Through distance learning, he helped students learn about medical aspects of disability, assessment, and counseling skills to help others as professional counselors. His particular passion is helping individuals find clear goals and linking them with the resources they need to be successful.

In his off time, you will find him puttering around his house or building and troubleshooting computers. He also likes to read escapist science fiction and hang out in his camper in some of the beautiful state parks in Michigan.