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Japheth Taylor



A native of Brooklyn, New York, Japheth “Jay” Taylor comes to the University of Tennessee Knoxville by way of Salisbury, NC where he most recently served as a Residential Director at Livingstone College. Prior to entering the higher education field, Japheth served as a police officer for over 12 years with both the Phoenix Police Department and Metropolitan Police Department of Washington, DC.

Japheth is a 2013 graduate of Bowie State University where he obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Psychology with a minor in Criminal Justice. Jay is a 2015 initiate of the Delta Alpha Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. As a member of a Greek lettered organization, Jay takes pride in serving his community as an avid blood donor.

In his spare time, Jay enjoys watching football, going hiking, and spending time with family. Jay joins the SCCS team eager to learn and grow in hopes of one day becoming a Dean of Students.

Favorite Quote:

“Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out.”


B.S. - Psychology, Bowie State University

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