Robert Taylor is the head of Student Development and Activities. He was hired in 2000 by the head of SDA at the time, Kevin Shollenberger, as Associate Director. He attended SUNY Purchase for undergrad and received an MPA from CUNY Baruch College. When he was first hired, Taylor told the Spectator that working with young people is challenging but satisfying. 
In 2006, Robert Taylor emailed student leaders to let them know he was aware of 40s on 40, and encouraged them not to publicize the event.  In 2009, Robert and Kevin Shollenberger told student councils to come up with an alternative to 40s on 40.