Hazen Receives Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award

His influence and leadership as a higher education professional have earned him much admiration and respect from students and student affairs professionals over the last 35 years. For his efforts, Logan Hazen, director of student services and visiting assistant professor at the Warner School of Education, is the 2008 recipient of the College Student Personnel Association of New York State’s Distinguished Service to Higher Education Award.

The award honors an educator who has given distinguished service to higher education and whose ideas show considerable promise for improving the quality of the learning climate in post-secondary institutions. Hazen was recognized for his numerous contributions to the field of higher education.

“While I have only known Dr. Hazen for a short time, I feel that I have known him for decades as his reputation precedes him,” says Hazen’s colleague Michael D’Arcangelo, who serves as director for the Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Campus Life. “He has served as a mentor, teacher, advisor, administrator, and counselor for numerous student affairs staff and programs across the region. Through his supervision, expert instruction, and innovative programs, he has shaped the minds and hearts of students and student affairs professionals.”

Prior to joining the Warner School faculty in 2005, Hazen spent more than three decades in senior level student affairs 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, Hazen 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 award 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.

Before coming to Rochester, Hazen also served as director of resident student development (residential life) at the University of Southern California for seven years where he led all residential student affairs functions for one of the largest residential systems out west. He was responsible for the University of Southern California’s 7,000 beds, which occupied eight residence halls and 33 apartment buildings, and he helped develop the 1984 Olympic Village in the University’s housing and campus operations during the Olympic Games.

Hazen earned a doctorate degree in college student services administration from Oregon State University, a master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Pacific Lutheran University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with teacher certification from Whitman College. At the Warner School, he currently teaches courses in higher education, supervises higher education internships, advises higher education master’s students, and supports the educational leadership program in a variety of ways.

The College Personnel Student Association of New York State (CSPA-NY), the first chartered state division of the American College Personnel Association, has presented its Distinguished Service Award since 1982. As part of the award ceremony, held during CSPA-NY’s annual conference, Logan delivered a keynote address “Can You Fill the Gap between Faculty and Student Affairs?”

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