The Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services has named Alyssa Campbell as its new director of equal opportunity and inclusion. Campbell, who served as a labor and employment/higher education attorney with Bond, Schoeneck, & King, started at the University on Aug. 6.
In her new role, Campbell will work collaboratively with University leadership and Human Resources to create and implement strategies to further foster a culture of inclusion. She will provide advice, counseling and conflict resolution services to employees in matters relating to a range of employee relations issues; investigate complaints of discrimination and bias; conduct internal audits of the University’s recruitment and other employment practices; and serve as a liaison with compliance agencies.
Campbell will also pay a strategic role in the development and implementation of the University’s Affirmative Action Plans and Vets 4212 (a federal reporting mandate regarding the hiring of veterans), as well as in the implementation of individual administrative and academic units diversity plans.
“We are pleased to welcome Alyssa to Syracuse University and the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services. She brings tremendous knowledge and experience to the role that is so critical in ensuring fairness and inclusiveness on our campus,” says Sheila Johnson, associate vice president and chief Equal Opportunity and Title IX officer. “Alyssa is another recent addition to our staff that has been developed to work with our partners and employees across campus that will encourage and sustain the University as a welcoming place to work.”
Campbell, who earned a J.D. degree in 2014 from Georgetown University Law Center and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, counseled private and public sector employers on a variety of labor and employment law claims at Bond, Schoeneck, & King. Her work took her in front of both state and federal courts and various administrative agencies, including the EEOC, New York State Division of Human Rights, PERB, the NLRB and federal and state departments of labor. She also handled cases involving colleges and universities and matters of ADA and 504 compliance accommodations.
“I am so pleased to be working as part of the team with the Office of Equal Opportunity, Inclusion and Resolution Services,” Campbell says. “They are doing important work in elevating inclusion and respect across campus and throughout the University’s workforce, and I believe I can help make a difference in furthering their mission.”
Prior to her time at Bond, Schoeneck, & King, Campbell was a legal intern at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Washington, D.C., and at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice. She also served as a judicial intern with the Hon. David N. Hurd, United States District Court, Northern District of New York.