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Tamara Taylor


Tamara K. Taylor comes from an HBCU family as her parents and sister are proud HBCU graduates! She is a fifth generation Rattler who considers the state of Florida and Florida A&M University ancestral homelands. A proud Humphries-era Rattler, Tamara graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from the School of Journalism. She matriculated to the University of Miami through the FAMU Graduate Feeder Program, to earn her master’s degree in education. 


Tamara comes to Florida A&M University from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) where she most recently served as the Director of Career Education and Senior Assistant Director for Career Coaching & Student Belonging. During her tenure at UNC, Tamara developed innovative, comprehensive career education initiatives and operational standards of excellence that supported students’ career development and readiness. Additionally, she worked with the Student Affairs Office of Development, Office of Scholarships & Student Aid, and a transfer student program to award professional development stipends in support of creating equity in access to career-related experiences for need-based students. Tamara also served as a Clinical Instructor under the School of Education teaching two career education courses. She was also responsible for the curriculum development of three career courses. 


Tamara also represented the university as a presenter at state and national career conferences. For her efforts, Tamara was named the 2022-23 Outstanding Career Practitioner of the Year for “unwavering commitment to excellence in serving students and to the career counseling profession and innovative ways to keep students engaged and reach more students across campus.” Additionally, she was honored with the Student Affairs Award of Distinction, Carolina Career Community Diversity Initiative Award, and Student Affairs Office of Assessment High Impact Practice Award. Always one to give credit, Tamara points to her 13-year tenure at Fayetteville State University, the oldest public HBCU in North Carolina, as the genesis of her work in the holistic development of students and removing barriers to their economic mobility. She paid homage to the university and her former students in an op-ed in the August 2022 edition of the National Association of Colleges and Employers Journal. The piece is entitled, “The HBCU Experience”. 


Tamara is excited to return home and continue the legacy and mission of Excellence with Caring for the next generation of Rattlers.






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