TaJuan Wilson, Ed.D, is ready to listen and learn

Mitch Smith

STATESBORO — Georgia Southern’s first associate vice president of inclusive excellence is ready to listen and learn.

TaJuan Wilson, Ed.D., joined GS earlier this spring to bolster university’s efforts to develop a more inclusive culture.

“As a new leader at Georgia Southern, it is incredibly important to me that I invest time listening to the experiences and needs of our learning community and building relationships.” Wilson said.

While Wilson initially planned a series of listening sessions for the GS community, those were cancelled when the university closed and replaced with a survey. According to a GS press release, hundreds of responses were recorded within the first week. 

Feedback from the survey was sent to President Kyle Marrero and his diversity advisory council (PDAC) which will help inform decision making in order to develop an inaugural inclusive excellence action plan.

The goal is to have a comprehensive plan that includes things like faculty, staff and student recruitment, retention and advancement while consistently communicating culturally inclusive practices that reinforce the strategic plan.

For more information about the office of inclusive excellence, you can follow Wilson on Twitter @eaglenationcdo.

Mitch Smith, Managing Editor for Print, gaeditor@georgiasouthern.edu