Inspiring. That’s the word that perfectly describes Taylor Hill. Her work ethic, passion and kindness are remarkable and contagious, and she has definitely made a mark on Colorado State University. Hill graduates May 13 with a bachelor’s of science degree in business administration with a concentration in corporate finance.
Hill attended Grandview High School in Aurora, Colo. Both her father and mother inspired her with their strong work ethic.
“My dad always taught me that I could accomplish anything with hard work,” said Hill. “My dad worked a lot of extra jobs so that I could participate in any activities that interested me. He really supported me to excel in every area.”
“My mom played a pivotal role in my success,” said Hill. “She taught me how to be confident in my decisions and strong in my convictions.”
Hill has been an exceptional campus leader while maintaining a 3.7 GPA. She is the current president of the College of Business Dean’s Student Leadership Council, a Presidential Ambassador and chief sustainability officer and financial analyst for CSU’s Summit Student Investment Fund. She also has gained real-world experience during internships in both finance and human resources with well-known companies.
Troy Mumford, associate professor of management, worked with Hill while he was the interim advisor to the Dean’s Student Leadership Council.
“I saw firsthand that Taylor has an extraordinary commitment to serving others and put in many hours in making the DSLC’s activities successful,” said Mumford. “In all cases she modestly deflected praise for the success to other contributing members and could always be seen as a source of positivity. Taylor is passionate, hardworking, caring and strong, and will undoubtedly continue to be a credit to CSU for years to come.”
Jennifer Vancil, career counselor and instructor in the College of Business, first met Hill during her freshman business seminar class. Hill made an instant impression.
“Taylor is one of those special students that I knew would make a difference here at CSU,” said Vancil. “As a student worker in the Career Management Center, her attention to detail and customer service was consistently impressive. I noticed her high-quality work and invited her to be the teaching assistant for the freshman seminar in the College of Business. In that role, she has made a significant impact on both me as an instructor and the freshmen she serves.”
After graduation, Hill will move to Washington D.C. to begin a job with Lockheed Martin as a program financial analyst. She also plans to pursue a degree in law, an ambition she has had since first grade.