- Honorary Degree (2011)
- Doctor of Humane Letters
- Indianapolis, Indiana
- Presenter: Michael A. McRobbie
He served as president, chief executive officer, chief operating officer and board chairman for Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Company from 1993-2008. He has been highly involved in the Indianapolis community as a trustee for the Indianapolis Museum of Art and founder for both the International School of Indiana and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Taurel was appointed by President George W. Bush to two councils, the Homeland Security Advisory Council and the President's Export Council, and one committee, the Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations. Also, he was appointed by the French Prime Minister to the Strategic Council for the Health Care Industry of France.