BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- After almost two decades at Western Kentucky University, Robbin Taylor closed one chapter of her life to begin a new one.
This week we honor her as this week's Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero.
Taylor worked at Western Kentucky University for 18 years, and became a prominent figure when she took the role of Vice President of Public Affairs.
"I will work with a team in Frankfort called McCarthy Strategic Solutions. It's a government relations firm well established, great team of folks, I'm really looking forward to joining them," says Robbin Taylor.
Bob Skipper, the Director of Media Relations at WKU worked with Taylor and says, "Robbin is not only a very good person to direct the division but she is a good friend, she's a good mentor, we've always had a good working relationship."
Skipper adds, "she's just been very active out in the community with the Chamber of Commerce to the point that she really stretches herself thin sometimes but she just keeps plugging away at it."
When asked about leaving her alma mater, Taylor says the decision to leave was not an easy one.
"I think there just comes a point in your life when you want to do something new and different and I've been here for 18 years, I've been able to be involved in a lot of great things. The entire transformation of this campus over the last 20 years, I've been here for most of that and so it just seemed like the right time so I'm gonna take that plunge and do something new," said Taylor.
Bob Skipper of WKU says, "We definitely wish her the best we're sorry to see her go, we really hate to see her go, we wish her all the luck in the world."
In the end, Taylor says, "it's been a great ride, it's been a lot of fun, very gratifying I really love the folks I've met here along the way and the people I've worked with and I just wish everybody the best."
For her dedication to Western Kentucky University for almost two decades and her work in the Bowling Green Community we honor Robbin Taylor as this week's Hughes and Coleman Hometown Hero.