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What Past Clients Have to Say

Stephen provided services for the revision of a campus-wide tenure and promotion process [at California Lutheran University].  His keen understanding of the sensitive nature and controversial factors of this work was instrumental to navigating the process across multiple stakeholders from beginning to end.  He was able to gain trust from faculty and truly listened to the nuanced discussions regarding policy language needed to address concerns across all levels of faculty across all programs (both graduate and undergraduate).  The successful outcome of this work would have not been possible without his leadership.

Veronica Guerrero, Ed.D.

[Dr. Guerrero served as the chair of the faculty team at California Lutheran University tasked with revising the University's promotion and tenure policies. Currently, she holds the position of AVP High Impact Practices & Experiential Education at California State University, Channel Islands.]

I cannot recommend Stephen Lazarus highly enough. He is the leader in the field of faculty handbook revision. Stephen helped us undertake a complete overhaul of our entire handbook and was exceptional in every way. He builds faculty trust, drafts prose, listens deeply to faculty, researches policy, rewrites policy, all with the goal of working with multiple constituencies to get it voted in and done. We could not have done it without him.


Karlyn Crowley, Ph.D., Provost, Ohio Wesleyan University

Stephen Lazarus was our key contact for Canisius College (now Canisius University) in preparing a comprehensive Policy Manual for our institution. This was an 18-month process that required ongoing interaction and oversight with various constituents on our campus. His experience developing policy manuals related to faculty, students, governing boards, administrative staff, and general institutional-wide policies was instrumental in developing a seamless process to create and finalize this manual that is a major component of our compliance requirements. I would highly recommend Stephen for these essential services to your institutions.

Linda M. Walleshauser, SPHR, SHRM-CP, Associate Vice President for Human Resources and Compliance, Canisius University

A listing of past client engagements and references is available upon request.

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