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South Boston native to lead Urban College of Boston

Posted by Patrick Rosso  November 13, 2012 11:20 AM

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Michael Taylor, a South Boston native, was recently tapped to lead the Urban College of Boston.

A former official with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development and president of the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology, Taylor was appointed president of the two-year college by its Board of Trustees, according to a release from the school.

“Urban College is very fortunate to have Michael Taylor’s leadership, Michael is just the right person to move us forward with program development and fundraising initiatives that will enable the college to continue its unique and vital role providing non- traditional students with access to higher education,” Peter L. Ebb, chair of the Urban College Board of Trustees, said in a statement. “Michael has a track record of transforming institutions to meet social and labor market needs.”

Taylor, who also contributed to a number of South Boston groups, including the South Boston Neighborhood House and the Condon Community School, currently resides in Jamaica Plain with his wife and daughter, said a release from the school.

“I am honored to serve as Urban College’s next president,” Taylor said in a statement. “I look forward to engaging Boston’s business, community, academic and government leaders in the vital mission of the college.”

The Urban College of Boston is an independent junior college that serves an estimated 1,200 students annually and is located in downtown Boston, according to the school.

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