It is my pleasure to welcome you to the Minority Student Resources website. Our President, Dr. Dockery, has stated on several occasions Union's ongoing commitment to the Great commandment, which compels us to recognize that a love for God requires a love for all humanity. Union University seeks to create a climate that fosters the development of intercultural competencies in faculty, staff, and students. Our ultimate aim is to make this campus more closely resemble the reality presented to us in Rev. 7:9; when those from every nation, tribe, peoples, and languages shall be joined together in worship and service to our God. The very existence of this website is evidence of God's grace as we seek to be faithful to these goals.
I am pleased to be a primary contact for African American and racial/ethnic minority students. I look forward to working to provide not only academic and spiritual support, but also social, emotional, cultural and professional development. As my title implies, my primary objective is to make sure that every student I work with is provided the resources needed to be successful in every sphere of life.
This website has been designed to assist Union University minority students in a variety of ways. So, please take a moment to look around the site, and get acquainted with the many resources available to you. If we have not had an opportunity to meet, please stop by my office, which is located in the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, and say, "Hello."
What support strategies are in place for the minority student population at Union?
As part of the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career, Matthew Marshall, Director of Student Success, serves as a professional advocate and liaison for students, with primary focus on African American and racial/ethnic minority students. Additionally, Dr. Jacqueline Taylor, Assistant Dean of Students & Director of the Vocatio Center, provides administrative oversight and guidance to the Student Success area offering expertise in holistic life calling and career development and planning. Below are specific areas of expertise where the Director of Student Success and Assistant Dean of Students provide direct support to minority students at Union University:
Director, Office of Student Success
Assistant Dean of Students & Director, Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career
Ultimately, the Office of Student Success (housed within the Assistant Dean of Students Office and the Vocatio Center for Life Calling and Career) is an advocate for the academic, spiritual, social, and cultural growth as well as the leadership development of students, with primary focus on racial/ethnic minority students of color. For more information: contact Matthew Marshall or Dr. Jacqueline Taylor at (731)661-5421 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.