Tuesday, February 5
Hazel G. Rountree
Location: 1:00 - 2 pm at Student Union Theatre

Topic: Micro Aggressions

Having enjoyed a successful career as a non-profit administrator, Dr. Hazel Rountree returned to her educational path with renewed determination and awareness of the need to strengthen diversity training in higher education. A leader in the areas of diversity in higher education, she designs cutting-edge initiatives that address recruitment of faculty and staff of color, leadership development, and cultivating community partnerships. Further, she recently initiated community-based programs to address childhood obesity.

At Wright State University, Dr. Rountree serves as the Assistant Director of Affirmative Action. She is an adjunct professor at numerous universities, and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Diversity in Higher Education. She is a past president of WSU’s Organization of Black Faculty & Staff, and regularly presents at state-wide and national conferences, such as the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity. She is a co-founder and president emeritus of the Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration, a networking organization for diversity officers in higher education.

Dr. Rountree serves on the board of numerous non-profit organizations that work to achieve social justice. She is the past president of Wright Computer Connection, a non-profit organization that provided computers and community-based technology training to urban youth. Her degrees include an associate’s degree in Liberal Arts from Sinclair Community College, a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from Central State University, both a Master’s Degree in Counseling and a Juris Doctorate of Law from the University of Dayton, and a Doctorate degree in Public Health from Redding University. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including most recently, the Doug Saul Award for Excellence in Learning Community Instruction. 

Dr. Rountree has earned the reputation for researched-based, interactive, out-of-the box presentations.