The public research university near Dayton, Ohio has appointed Hazel Rountree to head the university’s newly formed Office of Ombuds. She will serve about 20,000 faculty, staff and students. Rountree most recently served as assistant director of affirmative action at Wright State.
Rountree earned a Bachelor’s degree from Central State University, a Master’s and JD from the University of Dayton, and a PhD in Public Health from Redding University. 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 co-founder and president emeritus of the Ohio Diversity Officers Collaboration, a networking organization for diversity officers in higher education. (WSU News, Profile.)