Dr. Dedriell Taylor, Ed. D.

Wesleyan announces first-ever chief diversity, equity and inclusion officer

Buckhannon, WV – The President of West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) announced today that Dedriell Taylor, Ed.D., will serve as the College’s first-ever Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer. Taylor, who has a 15-year tenure in higher education, will lead Wesleyan’s strategic efforts to expand its diversity, equity and inclusion footprint on campus.

“We are very excited to have Dr. Taylor joining our team at Wesleyan,” said WVWC President Joel Thierstein, J.D., Ph.D. “She brings a powerful combination of wisdom, strength, and grace that will benefit not only our students, but our entire campus community.”

Taylor brings more than 15 years of experience in higher education, state government and the nonprofit sector. Most recently, she served as the Director of Philanthropy for the West Virginia’s Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council and as an Adjunct Professor of Business at Bluefield College in Bluefield, Virginia. She has served in a host of capacities at Bluefield State College, West Virginia State University and the University of Charleston. She also served as a Clinical Applications Specialist at the Department of Health and Human Services for the State of West Virginia. Now, in her new role, she will serve as both an advocate and catalyst for diversity, equity and inclusion across the Wesleyan campus.

“I look forward to working with the Wesleyan community – both on-campus and beyond – to realize a future where Wesleyan sets the standard for diversity, equity and inclusion in institutions of higher education,” Taylor said.

A Beckley, West Virginia native, Taylor earned her Doctor of Education and Master of Science in Management from Marshall University. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology from West Virginia University.

West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia.

SHOPS & SERVICES

Featured

Upshur school board honors teachers, makes it easier for public to comment at meetings

TENNERTON – During Tuesday’s Upshur County Board of Education meeting, several teachers were honored for helping make Upshur County Schools a great place for learning, and the board also made it easier for the public to comment at meetings. The […]

Support the awesome local author of this story and unlock unlimited access to exclusive articles posted every single day. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

Police arrest employee for allegedly stealing catalytic converter from tow company lot

BUCKHANNON – A Buckhannon man was arrested Thursday for allegedly attempting to steal a catalytic converter from a vehicle on his employer’s tow lot. Justin Knicely, 25, of Buckhannon was arrested for grand larceny. According to the criminal complaint in […]

Support the awesome local author of this story and unlock unlimited access to exclusive articles posted every single day. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

SHOPS & SERVICES

All eyes on the checkered flag at Elkins Raceway

KERENS – With three weeks remaining of the regular racing season at Elkins Raceway, drivers are not slowing down. The 2022 Season Championship is just around the corner. The August 6 feature race winners are

BUHS Golf Feature Image

Golf Bucs place fourth at six-team Stonewall event

WESTON – The Buckhannon-Upshur golf team placed fourth out of six teams Wednesday evening at the Stonewall Resort in their second outing of the year. The Bucs carded a 391 over the 18 holes. Bridgeport, which had the top four […]

Support the awesome local author of this story and unlock unlimited access to exclusive articles posted every single day. Signing up is easy — just tap the button below!

SHOPS & SERVICES

On the City Calendar: Week of Aug. 8

All meetings will be held in Council Chambers, Buckhannon City Hall, 70 E Main St, Buckhannon, WV 26201, unless otherwise noted. Monday, August 8, 2022 Water Department Service Interruption Alert ⋅ 5:00amThe Buckhannon Water Department

Thank you for reading this story. Our sponsors make My Buckhannon possible. Show 'em some love!