attendees of Office of Inclusion and Diversity event


Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton is a nationally known executive administrator and diversity and inclusion leader in higher education. Dr. Clayton is the inaugural Vice President and Associate Provost for Inclusion and Diversity at Auburn University. She serves as the designated executive administrator for coordinating the University’s diversity and inclusion strategy and is the principal advocate and adviser to the President, Provost and senior University leadership on issues of diversity and inclusion. As Chief Diversity Officer, Dr. Clayton leads the Office of Inclusion and Diversity comprised of Women’s and Gender Equity, Diversity Education and Engagement, the Cross Cultural Center for Excellence, and Diversity Strategic Initiatives.
Dr. Clayton is known for her presentations on faculty diversity recruitment and retention, institutionalizing diversity and inclusion in higher education institutions, and translating corporate diversity and inclusion promising practices into the higher education context.

Dr. Taffye Benson Clayton

Associate Provost and Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity