Dr. G. Christine Taylor will join The University of Alabama as vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion beginning Aug. 1, pending approval by The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Taylor brings more than 25 years of higher education experience and a successful career in diversity and inclusion. She will have a dual reporting role to Executive Vice President and Provost Kevin Whitaker and UA President Stuart R. Bell.
This inaugural position will provide visionary leadership to enable the University to build on the core principles of inclusiveness in learning environments, programs, workforce and strategic partnerships. The Vice President/Associate Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will nurture collaborative and engaging relationships with both internal and external constituents to provide effective leadership in the coordination of all diversity-related programs and initiatives. In affirming UA’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, the person in this position will establish a holistic and integrated vision that fosters a welcoming and supportive environment for students, faculty, staff, visitors and the community at large—regardless of cultural differences, beliefs, values, ethnicity, race, age, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, gender identity, or religion.
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