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

Dr. Dedriell Taylor, Ed. D.

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.

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on print
Share on email
ResCare - Now Hiring

Now Hiring: ResCare offering sign-on bonuses for October

ResCare Community Living is currently seeking to fill several positions in Buckhannon, Elkins and Belington — and they’re offering a big extra incentive for certain positions this month. ResCare is currently hiring: RN Director of

WVWC Sports

Soccer ‘Cats and Wheeling battle to 1-1 draw

WHEELING, W.Va. — The West Virginia Wesleyan (6-5-2, 4-5-2) men’s soccer team played Wheeling (4-8-1, 3-7-1) to a 1-1 draw against Wheeling on Wednesday. The first 25 minutes saw both teams battle in transition. Wheeling broke the

WVWC Sports

Lady ‘Cats blank Glenville State in MEC soccer action, 2-0

GLENVILLE — MaKatlyn Tucker delivered her fifth goal in only three games and Ashlyn Ray scored her first collegiate goal as West Virginia Wesleyan (6-5-2, 6-4-1) women’s soccer cruised to a 2-0 shutout victory over Glenville State (1-12-0, 0-12-0)

BUHS Sports

Volleyball Lady Bucs fall in four sets to Gilmer County

GLENVILLE – The Buckhannon-Upshur volleyball Lady Bucs dropped a hard-fought 3-1 road decision on Monday to the Gilmer County Titans. The Lady Bucs dropped a pair of close sets early on falling 25-19 and 25-22

Bonnie’s Bus to offer mammograms at Rock Cave

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Bonnie’s Bus, a 45-foot, state-of-the-art mobile mammography vehicle, will visit McDowell, Webster, and Upshur counties offering three-dimensional (3D) digital screening mammograms and breast

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