Goals and Objectives

The Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion provides leadership for the University to build on its core principles of inclusiveness in learning environments, programs, workforce and strategic partnerships.

To that purpose, the Division seeks to do the following:

  • Recruit, retain and graduate more diverse students.
  • Recruit, retain and promote more diverse faculty and staff.
  • Build a more inclusive and welcoming campus environment.
  • Develop a more culturally competent campus community.

In affirming UA’s commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, the Division 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.

Leadership

vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion
Dr. G. Christine Taylor

Dr. G. Christine Taylor

Dr. G. Christine Taylor is vice president and associate provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Taylor joined The University of Alabama in August 2017.

Prior to coming to UA, Dr. Taylor served as vice provost for diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for nearly six years at Purdue University, where she led and provided strategic direction for the Division of Diversity and Inclusion. During that time, she implemented more than 35 programs to support increasing enrollment, retention and recruitment of underrepresented minority students, faculty and staff. She also provided critical leadership in the development of a more inclusive campus environment with an emphasis on the development of cultural competencies for all faculty, staff and students.

Before working at Purdue University, Dr. Taylor served as the associate vice president for institutional diversity at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. In 2004, she joined Ohio University as the interim assistant to the president for diversity and was promoted to assistant to the president in 2005.

Dr. Taylor received her bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from Middle Tennessee State University in 1979. She earned her master’s degree and doctorate from Ohio University in 1989 and 1997, respectively.