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Dr. D'angelo Taylor 

D'Angelo's Story

Dr. D’Angelo Taylor draws from his upbringing, education, and professional experience to fulfill
his commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Dr. Taylor is the inaugural Vice President for Hope, Unity & Belonging at Belmont
University. In this role, he is the architect of the newly created HUB—Belmont’s Office of Hope,
Unity and Belonging. As part of this work, Dr. Taylor leads the university’s diversity, equity,
inclusion, and belonging initiatives to support its strategic emphasis on embracing hope and
inclusive excellence to reweave the social fabric.
The HUB serves as a centralized office dedicated to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
initiatives, carrying out the institution’s desire for all community members to experience a
meaningful and authentic sense of connection. As part of this charge, the HUB is responsible for
managing all efforts related to Title IX compliance and prevention, as well as all non-
discrimination and equity work (Titles VI, VII, and IX), including prevention, protection, and
In his previous role, Dr. Taylor served as the Vice President for Student Affairs at Central State
University. In that role, Dr. Taylor was tasked with creating a premier student experience at
Ohio’s only public HBCU. Previously, Dr. Taylor served as the Associate Director of the
Multicultural Center at the University of Southern Indiana. In that role, he worked to build
partnerships with multiple entities at USI and within the Evansville/tri-state community.
Dr. Taylor received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from Western Illinois
University, and he holds a doctoral degree from the University of New England in Educational
Leadership with an emphasis on Higher Education.

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