Mrs. Lara Horsley

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Lara Horsley

Administrative Assistant


I’ve been working as the Program Assistant for the Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) department since fall 2011. For nine years I was the only sister of three older brothers, so I know how to handle anything these guys can throw at me. Prior to working for the CSE department, I worked on the first floor of Nussbaum Science Center as the Program Assistant for the School of Natural & Applied Sciences. Taylor is like family to me—I can’t imagine working anywhere else. I love interacting with the students and making the CSE department feel like a welcoming place.

I’m blessed to have five children—Brad, Myles, Arielle, Dylan, and Nick—and to be married to my wonderful husband, Mike. Outside of work, I read a lot, especially anything by Francine Rivers. I also love to fish, even though that’s not a typical girl thing. Thankfully it’s OK to not be a typical girl in the CSE department! I’ve gone to Belize twice for missions trips, in ’05 and ’10. The first trip made me a pro at laying ceramic tile and the second trip God showed his mercy by keeping us safe as we flew through Hurricane Andrew. In the Kentucky part of the Appalachian Mountains, we built a wheelchair ramp for a recent amputee who just so happened to once live in the neighborhood I grew up in, in Cincinnati.

Come by my office for anything you need related to the Computer Science & Engineering Department and for some candy!


Husband: Mike

Children: Brad, Myles, Arielle, Dylan, Nick

Education: Associates Business Management, Indiana Business College, 1997

Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio

Church: Maple Run Friends, Marion.

Hobbies: Reading, camping, fishing

Favorite Authors: Francine Rivers

Favorite Verse: “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart” (Proverbs 27:19)

Favorite Quote: God is good, all the time, all the time, God is GOOD!

Point of Interest: Attended the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati, Ohio. Studied dance, drama, and creative writing.



Phone: 765.998.5162