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Hazel Morrow-Jones announces retirement

Portrait of Hazel Morrow-JonesHazel Morrow-Jones, PhD, director of The Women’s Place (TWP), associate provost for women’s policy initiatives, and professor of city and regional planning, will retire from the university effective June 30, 2015.

Hazel joined Ohio State’s faculty in 1988 as an assistant professor in the City and Regional Planning Section of the Knowlton School of Architecture in the College of Engineering. As a faculty member, she has taught at all levels; her work has been widely published; and her service contributions have been extensive -- in her academic unit, college and across the university.

Since 2010, in her role as associate provost for women’s policy initiatives and director of TWP, she worked tirelessly and effectively to catalyze change at Ohio State. In this regard, she has stepped up TWP’s momentum on a broad array of initiatives, collaborating with academic- and academic-support units across the university.

Hazel Morrow-JonesHazel Morrow-Jones speaking at receptionFor example, Hazel organized the Implicit Bias Collaborative, worked with the Office of Academic Affairs data group to evaluate the policy of extending the tenure clock for birth, adoption and related issues, and helped to establish the Office of Gender Initiatives in STEMM. In addition, she collaborated with the leaders of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Office of Gender Initiatives in STEMM to develop diversity training for senior-level search committees and workshops about implicit bias for the university community.

She also worked on evaluating and extending leadership training initiatives, including the President and Provost’s Leadership Institute, the Staff Leadership Series, the New Chair Workshops and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s academic leadership development programs. She continued to provide training to the university community in the Art of Hosting Meaningful Conversations and connected this work to the implicit bias effort. Hazel Morrow-Jones mingling at receptionShe redesigned the structure and leadership team of the President and Provost’s Council on Women as a more fully engaged advisory group to the president and provost on issues affecting women. Further, in collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research and a data group in the Office of Human Resources, she continued to publish the annual “Status Report on Women at Ohio State” and also redesigned it to showcase the university’s diversity efforts.

Please join The Women's Place in thanking Hazel for her many academic and leadership contributions to the university. We wish her well in her retirement and future endeavors.

The Women's Place will host a retirement reception on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at the Multicultural Center in the Ohio Union from 4-6pm. All are welcome.

Read Hazel's retirement reception speech.