STAFF KUDOS: Dr. Jacqueline Taylor selected for inaugural THEC Leadership and Innovation Fellows program

Congratulations to Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, associate vice president for retention and student success, selected as one of 15 members invited to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC) Leadership and Innovation Fellows program.

The program is designed to develop the next generation of executive leaders who hold positions of responsibility for their institution’s overall performance and sustainability.

Dr. Jacqueline Taylor

Dr. Jacqueline Taylor

Acceptance into the program came with the endorsement of President Dr. Tracy D. Hall and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora W. Tydings.

“We are truly proud of Dr. Taylor,” Dr. Hall said. “She is an outstanding administrator and a fierce advocate for equity inside and outside the classroom as a key to student success.”

Dr. Taylor says she welcomes the opportunity to hone her leadership and innovation skills to foster student success. “I am truly humbled by this honor and grateful for the endorsement by Dr. Hall, Vice President of Student Affairs Jacqueline Faulkner, and Chancellor Tydings to participate in this inaugural cohort. It’s truly a blessing.”

Fellows were selected competitively and will participate in six seminars where they will gain knowledge and skills on all aspects of higher education, develop ideas and new ways of thinking, and cultivate state-wide networks to collaborate on innovative practices. The goal is for each fellow to develop a high-quality pragmatic understanding of what is necessary to be an exceptional leader.

Congratulations, Dr. Taylor!