Dennis C. Taylor, Esquire
Dennis C. Taylor is the owner and manager of DCT Advisors LLC and an attorney licensed to practice law in West Virginia.
Dennis Taylor previously served as Vice Chancellor for Administration for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and the Community and Technical College System where he oversaw administrative services, finance and facilities, financial aid, student services, legal services, human resources, WVNET and academic affairs. In addition, he served as public higher education’s primary contact with the West Virginia Legislature.
Dennis Taylor also has served as chief of staff for the West Virginia Department of Education and the Arts, general counsel and director of human resources for Tyler Mountain Water Company, Inc., an associate with the law firm of Goodwin and Goodwin, LLP, and a judicial law clerk for United States District Court Judges Joseph R. Goodwin and Robert C. Chambers.
Dennis Taylor graduated magna cum laude and Order of the Coif with a juris doctor degree from Washington and Lee University. He also earned a bachelor’s degree magna cum laude in speech communication and a master’s degree in communication studies from Marshall University.
The following are unsolicited statements about my work as Vice Chancellor for Administration for the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission and Council for Community and Technical College Education:
Dr. Bruce Flack, Former Acting Chancellor, WVHEPC
“Many thanks for all you have done for West Virginia higher education. During the months I served as Chancellor, I became more fully aware of the scope of your talents and your contributions to the work of the Commission.”
Dr. Jan Fox, CIO, Marshall University
“You have been a true positive force for all of education.”
West Virginia Council for Community and Technical College Education
“Mr. Dennis C. Taylor provided invaluable assistance to the Chancellor, the Council and all community technical colleges. The Council expresses its gratitude to Mr. Taylor for his leadership and commitment to advancing community and technical college education in the State of West Virginia.”
Legislative Committee on Higher Education Capital Projects and Facilities
“We wish to express our deepest appreciation to Mr. Dennis Taylor and Mr. Richard Donovan, who not only provided staff support and technical expertise, but also worked tirelessly to bring this important project to a successful conclusion.”
Dr. Ted Spring, President, New River Community and Technical College
“Talk about a rock … you have been that for all of us through the thick and thin of it, project after project, issue after issue…. Honestly, Dennis, you have been the shining star – the real beacon of light for us.”
Shelia Johnson, CFO, Bluefield State College
“You support, encourage, inform, advise, lighten loads, ease worries, calm fears … and manage to make it all look so easy! Thanks for all you have done for our students and college and state.”
Dr. Marie DeWalt, Director of HR, Shepherd University
“You have been a champion for our issues and you’ve given us opportunities we didn’t have before. Your relationships with the legislators and their staffs have helped higher education a great deal.”