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Candidate Forums for Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Interviews are scheduled to help determine the college’s Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. This important position will develop a support model of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engagement at all levels, spanning faculty, students, and staff. They will be responsible for the overall administration of the college Diversity Action Plan and serve as a key member of the college’s leadership team.

Three interviewees will each hold a public forum. All are welcome to attend in person or via Zoom. During each forum, there will be time allotted for Q&A.

D’Angelo Taylor

Associate Director of Multi-Cultural Center, Faculty/Teacher Education
University of Southern Indiana

In his current position, Taylor is responsible for developing, implementing, and tracking the key performance indicators of strategic plan for the multi-cultural center. He consults with numerous campus organizations on the recruitment of students, faculty, and leadership from historically underrepresented groups and is a founding member of the University of Southern Indiana’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion committee.

Prior to this role, Taylor was an admissions counselor at Western Illinois University where he was involved with strategic recruitment and community development initiatives geared towards first-generation students and underrepresented minority populations. He has a PhD in educational leadership from the University of New England, and a master’s in political science and government from Western Illinois University.

Open Forum
3:45–4:30 p.m.
Monday, November 29
622 Min Kao or Zoom (link emailed to TCE faculty, students, staff)

Dahlia Hylton

Consultant/Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Educator
Credo Higher Education Consulting

Hylton is currently a consultant assisting institutions of higher learning who specializes in designing, delivering, and assessing the efficacy of student success initiatives.

Previously, Hylton was the director of the Office of Black Student Development in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs in the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity at Lehigh University, and Director of the Intercultural Center and Multicultural Student Program in the Division of Student Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. In these roles, she has worked with various higher education constituent group to address barriers to retention and success for students from historically underrepresented groups. She has served on multiple campus affinity groups for faculty and staff of color, women of color, and LGBTQ people. Hylton holds a PhD in higher education administration from Auburn University and a master’s in human resource management from Troy University.

Open Forum
3:45–4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 30
SERF 307 or Zoom (link emailed to TCE faculty, students, staff)

Jeremy Kirk

Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Lone Star College

In his current position, Kirk was responsible for developing the diversity action plan that focuses on student, staff, faculty, and community partnerships, and he directs the Center for Leadership and Student Success and the chairs a number of campus committees that address campus diversity and inclusion issues.

Previously, Kirk served as a program manager in the Office of Inclusion and Diversity Education at Auburn University where he facilitated trainings, workshops, and built curriculum around diversity and inclusion related topics for faculty, staff, and students. He currently holds a master’s in higher education administration and is expected to complete his doctorate in higher education administration at Auburn University by December of this year.

Open Forum
3:45–4:30 p.m.
Thursday, December 2
SERF 307 or Zoom (link emailed to TCE faculty, students, staff)