Nadia Bazzy will lead the University of Michigan Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs as director. Her appointment was effective Monday.
“Nadia’s passion for student and community engagement through education and support to build inclusive spaces and her past record of forging innovative advancements that prepare our students to be global citizens make her an ideal fit for this important role,” says Royster Harper, vice president for student life.
Bazzy’s previous leadership roles within Student Life include interim director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center and assistant director of the Office of Student Conflict Resolution.
“Her experience in conflict transformation and peacebuilding paired with her clinical expertise in trauma healing will bring a unique lens to MESA’s mission by addressing race and ethnicity at the interpersonal and systemic level,” Harper added.
Bazzy’s experience also includes corporate, non-governmental organizations and governmental consulting around intercultural competency and inclusion. She also served as a board member for the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion and currently serves on the strategic and implementation team for Student Life’s Intercultural Development Inventory.
Bazzy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from U-M and a Master of Arts in conflict transformation and peacebuilding from Eastern Mennonite University. She also completed her post graduate certification in couple and family Counseling from Oakland University and is a licensed clinical therapist.