BGSU recruits scholar from California to direct Women’s Center

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Bowling Green State University has announced the hiring of Dr. Angela Clark-Taylor as the new director of the Women’s Center. The appointment is effective Jan. 4.

In a letter to the university community, Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost Thomas Gibson, called Clark-Taylor: “An experienced higher education administrator, organizer and community leader, she is deeply committed to gender equity, empowering women and creating a community free from violence and oppression.”
Clark-Taylor has served as a visiting assistant professor in the counseling and higher education programs at the University of Redlands in California, since 2015. According to Gibson: “During her time at Redlands, she helped to expand both its teaching and research in women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Last May she was named the inaugural Rochford Leadership Initiative Faculty Fellow to encourage and support first-generation, low-income students of color to attend and succeed in college.”

Before her appointment at Redlands, she was program manager of the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies at the University of Rochester in New York.

Clark-Taylor has a doctorate in higher education from the University of Rochester in 2016, and a graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in 2014. She received a Master of Science in higher education from Rochester in 2012, and a Master of Arts in women’s studies in 2008 from The College at Brockport. She received her bachelor’s degree in American studies and media communications in 2005 from SUNY Old Westbury.

Gibson said: “She is a skilled practitioner and researcher of matters related to women, gender, and sexuality. I look forward to her contributions to BGSU in promoting women’s leadership, academic success, equity and inclusion.”