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Tiffany Taylor Smith

Title: Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Dayton

Tiffany Taylor Smith was appointed University of Dayton's vice president for diversity and inclusion in January 2022. Taylor Smith is a noted leader in intercultural competence and joined the University of Dayton as an executive director for inclusive excellence education in 2017, before being appointed assistant vice president in 2021. A Dayton native, Taylor Smith has decades of experience leading people to build better cross-cultural relations, navigate cultural diversity, and increase cultural equity. At UD, Taylor Smith has worked to create a culture of collaboration, inclusion, and equity through efforts including faculty and staff programming, one-on-one meetings with other campus leaders, and relationship building across campus. Taylor Smithโ€™s professional experience also includes serving as president and founder of the consulting and coaching company Culture Learning Partners; as senior manager for diversity and organizational capability for Procter & Gamble; as a research associate on multicultural issues in counseling at Fordham University; and as national presenter on topics related to cultural conversations. Taylor Smith expects to graduate from UD with a doctorate in educational leadership in December 2022.