April 30, 2012 LCTCS Welcomes Taylor as New Executive Director of Media Relations
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System (LCTCS) welcomes Quintin Taylor as the new Executive Director of Media Relations. In this role, Taylor will be the lead media contact for the System and is charged with leading the planning, implementation, and evaluation of a wide range of communications activities designed to increase awareness and understanding of community and technical colleges within Louisiana.
"Mr. Taylor brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position, having worked in this field successfully for many years and in many capacities. We look forward to having him on our team and know that he will add value not only within the System office, but to our colleges as well, as he works to increase awareness and tell our story throughout our state," said Dr. Joe May, LCTCS President.
Prior to joining the LCTCS, Taylor served as the communications coordinator for Memphis City Schools in Memphis, Tennessee. In this role, Taylor was responsible for all media relations activities and inquiries, coordinated and implemented all internal and external communications strategies and was the primary media relations point of contact. He was also responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive multi-layered communications plan around a $90 million Teacher Effectiveness grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and for developing and implementing a comprehensive multi-layered communications plan around the $124 million Federal Race to the Top grant. He managed daily communications efforts in the large urban public school district, which educates more than 112,000 students, in 200 schools, with 16,000 employees.
Before coming to Memphis, Taylor worked as a Media Relations Specialist for the Miami-Dade County Public Schools, which has more than 350,000 students, 350 schools, and 50,000 employees, making it the fourth largest school district in the nation. Prior to that, he managed his own public relations firm, Taylor Made Public Relations & Sports Marketing in Miami, where he was responsible for all aspects of client public relations, media relations, and community relations. Before heading up his PR firm, Taylor served as the Community Relations Assistant for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.
"Joining the LCTCS team is a great opportunity. The leadership of President May and the work of the entire staff have positioned the LCTCS for greatness. I believe my diverse communications experiences will help to propel the system to a new level of welcomed expectations and prominence. My wife and I are excited and are looking forward to calling Baton Rouge and the great state of Louisiana our home," said Taylor.
Taylor received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Relations & Advertising from Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida.