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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 Counseling
and Personal Development Center at Fayetteville State University (FSU). She
is a direct report to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
  

Hall has been employed at FSU for the past 5 years
serving as a Certified Licensed Counselor within the Counseling and
Personal Development Center (formerly the Center for Personal
Development).  She has been in the counseling field
for over 20 years, with 11 years specifically working in a
college/ university setting.   

Hall’s career highlights have focused
on the provision of leadership and oversight that emphasizes
building effective teams, the delivery of evidenced-based behavioral
health counseling services to young adults (deaf, hard-of hearing or
hearing), and ensuring compliance to the Americans with Disabilities Act
(ADA) by coordinating reasonable accommodations to students who
qualified to receive these services.   

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

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

Hall earned her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from
Hampton University and a Master of Arts degree in Mental Health Counseling from
Gallaudet University, the world's only university in which all programs
and services are specifically designed to accommodate deaf and hard of hearing
students.  Her counseling experience also includes work at Cumberland
County Mental Health – Deaf Services, Robeson Community College and RHA Deaf
and Hard of Hearing Services.    

Hall is committed to enhancing counseling
services to ensure that our students emotional well-being
is strengthened by offering confidential individual, group, couples mental
health/ substance use counseling sessions in addition to providing
transformative workshops and presentations throughout the year. 
Additionally, Hall is committed to supporting our students who
qualify for the Student Disability Services program.  With experience in
community mental health and university settings, Ms. Hall brings a unique
perspective for strategic
planning.        

About Fayetteville State University

Fayetteville State University is a constituent
institution of The University of North Carolina System and the second-oldest
public institution of higher education in the state, having been founded in
1867. FSU is a historically black university offering degrees at the
baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With more than 6,700 students,
Fayetteville State University is among the most diverse institutions in the
nation. To learn more about Fayetteville State University, visit
www.uncfsu.edu.

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