BSU names Nicholas Taylor as inaugural director of civil rights and affirmative action

Bemidji State University has named Nicholas Taylor as the first-ever director of civil rights and affirmative action.

“I am grateful and energized for this opportunity to serve as Bemidji State and Northwest Tech’s director of civil rights & affirmative action,” Taylor said.

“I look forward to infusing my passion and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and anti-racism into the work we do every day.”

Taylor’s primary responsibilities will include fostering an inclusive, accessible and diverse campus experience in guidelines with the missions of both BSU and Northwest Technical College.

Taylor will work to ensure equal opportunities for students and employees from recruiting to retention, increase awareness on diversity issues, and strengthen relationships across diverse groups.

“I am committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce for our institutions, as well as innovating the way that we hire and develop our talented employees,” he said.

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