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Taylor Names Rev. Greg Dyson Special Assistant to the President for Intercultural Initiatives

  • By: James R. Garringer, Director of Media Relations
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Rev. Greg Dyson

Reverend Greg Dyson has been named Special Assistant to the President for Intercultural Initiatives at Taylor University.

Dyson currently serves as Director of Intercultural Leadership at Cedarville University, a role he has filled since 2014. Since 2016 Dyson has also served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of London, Ohio. Additionally, he has also served in a variety of pastoral and educational ministry roles including Chaplain, Associate Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Dean of Admissions.

He holds an MS in Organizational Leadership from Cairn University, a BA in Bible from Cedarville University, and a Diploma from Word of Life Bible Institute. He also was ordained as a minister in the American Baptist Church, Springfield, Massachusetts.

According to Taylor President Paul Lowell Haines, EdD, JD, the Special Assistant to the President for Intercultural Initiatives will build on Taylor University’s existing intercultural programs to establish and implement initiatives that will enable all members of the Taylor community to thrive, prosper and benefit from and contribute to the Taylor University mission. Dyson will be a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Deans’ Council, and the Student Development Lead Team.

In his new role at Taylor, Dyson also will work with the University’s leadership to generate a strategic plan for diversity and intercultural initiatives, and then to implement that plan, setting priorities and short-term objectives while tracking progress towards long-term goals.

"I am humbled by the invitation to serve with the amazing team at Taylor University," Dyson said, "and I am looking forward to all that God will accomplish in the days ahead."

“My administrative team and I are excited to welcome Greg Dyson to this new role at the University,” said Haines. “Greg has established a great reputation within the CCCU and in Christian higher-education as a thoughtful, wise, and empathetic leader. He also possesses a proven track record in strategic planning at the collegiate level, and we believe Greg is going to do some great things here in our midst. All of us join in welcoming Greg, his wife Gina, and their family to the Taylor University community.”

Dyson and his wife Gina are the parents of three grown children. His expected start date at Taylor is January 2.