Hazel G. Rountree, J.D., Ph.D.
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 WSUís 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
associateís degree in Liberal Arts from Sinclair Community College, a Bachelorís
degree in Secondary Education from Central State University, both a Masterís
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.