The Board of Trustees of the Urban College of Boston recently appointed Michael Taylor as president.
The former official in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and past president of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology has a decades-long history of leadership in workforce development and education.
Appointed director of the Office of Business Services within the state’s Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Taylor oversaw services for the 190,000 employers in the Commonwealth.
Prior to the position at OBS, Taylor was appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick to lead the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). At DWD, Taylor led a staff of 1,200 to mitigate the impact of the global fiscal crisis on the workforce system.
Taylor began his professional career with ABCD Boston as a community organizer in the D Street Public Housing Development. He earned his Bachelor of Science in psychology from Boston State College and a Master of Education from Harvard University.
UCB is a non-traditional college broadly recognized for its success in providing educational and professional opportunities for diverse and under-represented individuals.