Florida A&M University named Traki L. Taylor, Ph.D as the new dean College of Education of Thursday.
Taylor was selected through a national search through Greenwood/Asher & Associates in Miramar Beach, Fla.
Taylor expressed that she is excited to sustain the legacy of the college as the dean.
“I am honored to be selected as the next dean of the FAMU College of Education," Taylor said. "The College of Education is among the top producers of African-American educators in Florida, and is considered the cornerstone college of the University. I look forward to building upon and strengthening that rich legacy.”
Traki Taylor is currently the dean and professor of education at Bowie State University in Bowie, Md.
George Acquaah, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Bowie State, stated that Taylor is encouraging.
Acquaah commented that Taylor is admired for “leading by example and encouraging her colleagues to follow suit.”
FAMU Provost,` Marcella David looks forward to Traki Taylor’s ideas for the College of Education.
“Dean Taylor is exactly what the FAMU College of Education needs at this moment in the higher education landscape,” David said. “I look forward to continued growth and innovation from the college under her leadership, as well as the role she will play in bolstering the FAMU Developmental Research School.”
David additionally acknowledged Interim Dean Patricia Green-Powell for her efforts.
“I’d also like to extend my gratitude to Interim Dean Patricia Green-Powell for her dedication and service to the FAMU community,” David said.
Traki Taylor will begin her post as dean in January of 2016