January 06, 2014

Wright State University Opens Ombuds Office

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.)

1 comment:

  1. Hazel, As a former WSU student, current and past Sinclair student, it surprises me that your Academic Advising office does not welcome transfer students in a helpful manner. I am writing this short assessment stemming from my recent association with WSU as a potential resource for completing my undergraduate degree. Prior to my interactions with WSU, I had heard many things about your organization that I found to be true in an uncomplimentary way. It would seem that students are what make your business flourish and you would not turn away potential business.
    Maybe this office is what WSU needs.
    Good Luck.