Hazeur Hired as Assistant to the President, Director of University Equity and Diversity Services

Posted: December 15, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Erick Soricelli

Camille Hazeur has been named assistant to the president and the new director of the Office of Equity and Diversity Services. Hazeur comes to George Mason with extensive experience in diversity programming, and in federal, state, and local compliance. She will begin in January almost immediately following the holiday break.

“Hazeur’s people skills, the rapport she established with the search committee, her strength of outreach, and a solid background were what impressed all of us,” says Hazel McFerson, professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs and the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, who chaired the nationwide search for the position. “Her ability to move among different units and to build consensus among various groups highly recommended her and will serve George Mason well.”

Hazeur has held several diversity education positions across different disciplines. She spent the past 16 years at Diversity Resources, a Washington, D.C.-based consulting firm specializing in diversity issues for school and workplace environments. She served as program officer for training and diversity at the Association of Research Libraries and the program manager for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. She has substantial experience in university communities, serving as director of diversity resources and educational services at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and as dean of students at both Trinity College in Washington, D.C., and at Delgado Community College in New Orleans.

“We found Camille to be very mature,” says McFerson, “She has a very good understanding of the university process and what is necessary to work in such a setting.”

Hazeur is a May 2004 Ph.D. candidate in anthropology at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and holds an M.A. in postsecondary education counseling from Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. She holds a B.A. in sociology from Dunbarton College of Holy Cross in Washington, D.C.

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