CDI Director Accepts New Position

Dr. Taj Smith, Director of the Center for Diversity and Inclusion (CDI), has accepted the position of Director of Diversity Education Rochester Institute of Technology. Having led student diversity and inclusion efforts with distinction for more than four years, he will be greatly missed.  A farewell reception for Taj will take place on Friday, January 25th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm in the Center for Diversity and Inclusion.  Taj's letter to the Xavier community was shared in Today at Xavier and various social media outlets.


Fundamental to its educational mission are Xavier's deep-seated commitments to equity and inclusion. The following leadership statements and institutional policies express those commitments in relation to the educational excellence that is our hallmark.

Institutional Leadership Statements