Diversity officer position filled


CW File

Camille Studebaker

After a nationwide search that began in the fall of 2016, the University of Alabama welcomed G. Christine Taylor from Purdue University into the inaugural position of vice president and associate provost for diversity, equity and inclusion, on Aug. 1. 

“Our goal in creating this leadership position is to enhance the engagement, support, and well-being for everyone on campus,” President Stuart Bell said when the search was originally announced last year. 

The search firm Desir Group helped find and choose Taylor. The group had  a 15-member selection committee that held meetings throughout last school year to review applicants, discuss candidates, and set up public forums at which each candidate had a chance to present.

In her position, Taylor will work to provide a voice for all members of the University of Alabama community and resolve issues or questions that arise from differences on campus. 

Compiled by Camille Studebaker | Staff Reporter