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Logan Hazen named professor emeritus of education

Logan Hazen appointed professor emeritus of education

A long-time student affairs practitioner turned faculty member, Logan Hazen has been appointed professor emeritus of education by the University Board of Trustees in recognition of his contributions to the University of Rochester. Hazen, former director of the higher education program, has served the Warner School of Education with distinction for 14 years. In his new role as professor emeritus, he will continue to support the University and Warner.
Prior to joining the Warner School in 2005, Hazen spent three decades in senior-level student affairs positions and faculty positions at Western Washington University, the University of Southern California, Canisius College, and the University of Rochester. During his 17-year career at the University of Rochester as the director of residential life, he was instrumental in leading, expanding, and modernizing the University’s residential living programs, including undergraduate housing, Greek life, graduate and family housing, off-campus housing programs, and summer conference housing. Upon leaving residential life for teaching, an annual Logan R. Hazen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Residential Life was established in his name to recognize a student for his or her actions, leadership, and innovations in promoting the community through respect, fairness, and inclusion.
Hazen initially joined Warner as a visiting assistant professor and went on to lead the higher education program, where he served as the program director and advisor from 2010-20.  He also served as director of student services from 2007-13, and was a member of the team charged to “revitalize” the Warner School’s higher education programs. 
Throughout his career, Hazen focused his research and practice on the impact of residential living on student development; alcohol use, knowledge, and behavior in college women; residential student alcohol use and abuse; the impact of technology on college student development and community; measurement of student satisfaction with college residential living experiences; the administration of residential life and student affairs; and the integration of student and academic affairs. He has a continuing interest on the master’s and doctoral graduate experience and critical support services.
Hazen’s accomplishments and contributions extend beyond Warner to the field of higher education. He has served as the long-term journal editor for the New York Journal of Student Affairs, a publication of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS).  Last year, he was the recipient of CSPA-NYS’s 2020 Dr. Daniel Bratton Award for Outstanding Service to the Association. Prior to that, Hazen received the Association’s 2008 Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award, when he completed the student affairs part of his career and moved into a faculty role at Warner.
His influence and leadership as a higher education leader and faculty member have earned him much admiration and respect from students and colleagues over the last 47 years. A tireless advocate for Warner students and the student affairs professionals, Hazen kept everyone centered on the experiences and growth of the students the University serves. It is in his spirit that the annual educational leadership award given at commencement was renamed the Logan R. Hazen Award for Educational Leadership in 2020. The Hazen Award recognizes graduate students who show academic excellence and potential for excellence in educational leadership. 
“While I have had the pleasure of knowing Dr. Hazen for only a few years, I feel as though I’ve known him for a lifetime,” says Holly Manaseri, chair of the Warner School’s Department of Educational Leadership, where the higher education program is housed. “His influence and impact on the profession and students and alumni of the Warner School are immeasurable.  His legacy will live on at Warner where he will continue to be no stranger to the school or the university.”
Hazen earned a doctorate in college student services administration from Oregon State University, a master’s in counseling and guidance and student affairs administration from Pacific Lutheran University, and a bachelor’s in psychology with teacher certification from Whitman College. Having spent his entire career in higher education, Hazen looks forward to traveling and spending more time with his daughters and meeting his first grandchild Max in Oslo, Norway.