Posted: Thursday, February 15, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Taran McZee has been named Transylvania University's new associate vice president for diversity and inclusion. 

McZee, who will begin this spring, has more than 12 years of higher education experience in diversity and inclusion services, multicultural affairs and international programs—most recently at Grand Valley State University.

“I’m very excited about this great opportunity at Transylvania University, and I'm ready to push Transy to the next phase of diversity and inclusion," he said.

McZee will deepen the university's commitment to the values of its Project One initiative, which cultivates a campus community characterized by compassion, respect, ethical concern and social responsibility.

Transylvania President Seamus Carey said McZee can help the university foster these values through innovative initiatives and building meaningful relationships. "He is passionate about students from all backgrounds, and about working with offices across campus to achieve our diversity and inclusion goals."