Current Term Ends: 2025
Committees: Academic & Student Affairs, Governance & Compensation/Assessment
James E. Taylor is both chief diversity and inclusion officer and chief talent management officer at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest integrated health care delivery and finance systems. In those roles, he executes inclusion strategies that advance the diversity management capability of UPMC and oversees the design and implementation of advanced employee learning, organizational development, succession planning, and consultative services aligned to the institution’s long-term priorities. Prior to joining UPMC in 2016, he held similar positions at Carolinas HealthCare System and at Kaiser Permanente.
James earned his degree in applied psychology from the School of Humanities and Sciences in 2000, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He also holds an executive leadership certificate from the Harvard Business School.
James was an Alumni Trustee from 2017 to 2021. He has also stayed connected with the college as a member of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance Board of Advocates and the Alumni Association Board of Director, ICUnity volunteer, Alumni Admission Representative, ALANA Career Connection participant, and distinguished guest speaker on campus. He serves his community and his profession as a member of the boards of the National Diversity Council and of Pittsburgh Promise, a nonprofit that helps students and families of the Pittsburgh Public Schools plan, prepare, and pay for education beyond high school.