Dionne Hall Named Director of Counseling & Personal Development Center at Fayetteville State University

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Dionne Hall, Director of the Counseling and Personal Development Center at Fayetteville State University.

Dionne Hall has been named Director of the Counselingand Personal Development Center at Fayetteville State University (FSU). Sheis a direct report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.  

Hall has been employed at FSU for the past 5 yearsserving as a Certified Licensed Counselor within the Counseling andPersonal Development Center (formerly the Center for PersonalDevelopment).  She has been in the counseling fieldfor over 20 years, with 11 years specifically working in acollege/ university setting.   

Hall’s career highlights have focusedon the provision of leadership and oversight that emphasizesbuilding effective teams, the delivery of evidenced-based behavioralhealth counseling services to young adults (deaf, hard-of hearing orhearing), and ensuring compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA) by coordinating reasonable accommodations to students whoqualified to receive these services.   

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“Dionne Hall is a transformational leader with anexceptional clinical background and expertise with providing disabilityservices at the collegiate level.  I feel confident that Ms. Hall willprovide the necessary leadership to provide high-quality mental health servicesthat meet the needs of our diverse student population” states Dr. JuanetteCouncil, Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. 

Under Hall’s leadership, the Counseling and PersonalDevelopment Center has been awarded over $80,000 in grant funding toexpand mental health and substance abuse services. 

Hall earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology fromHton University and a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling fromGallaudet University, the world’s only university in which all programsand services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearingstudents.  Her counseling experience also includes work at CumberlandCounty Mental Health – Deaf Services, Robeson Community College and RHA Deafand Hard of Hearing Services.    

Hall is committed to enhancing counselingservices to ensure that our students emotional well-beingis strengthened by offering confidential individual, group, couples mentalhealth/ substance use counseling sessions in addition to providingtransformative workshops and presentations throughout the year. Additionally, Hall is committed to supporting our students whoqualify for the Student Disability Services program.  With experience incommunity mental health and university settings, Ms. Hall brings a uniqueperspective for strategicplanning.        

About Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is a constituentinstitution of The University of North Carolina System and the second-oldestpublic institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in1867. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at thebaccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,700 students,Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in thenation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visitwww.uncfsu.edu.



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