Rick Taphorn has served as a Vice President at Bryan College since 2012. He oversees the financial operation of the college as well as enrollment management, information technology, human resources, and the worldview initiative. He is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet.
Previously Rick served at Missouri Baptist University as Director of Financial Services (2011-2012) and at Bryan College as Director of Financial Aid (2007-2011) and Assistant Director of Financial Aid (2005-2007). He began his career in higher education at Tennessee Temple University as a Financial Aid Counselor (2004-2005).
Rick earned a MBA from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Tennessee Temple University. Actively involved in his church, Silverdale Baptist Church, he currently serves as a deacon, small group leader, and children’s church multi-media technician. He and his wife, Roanna, live in Ooltewah, Tennessee, and have two children.