After debating the creation of an Ombuds program for several years, Auburn University is finally searching for its first Ombuds. Dr. Bob Locy, chair of the University Senate, said “We expect that if the ombudsperson office works as well as it has at other institutions, the benefits of broadening the functions offered at Auburn will be obvious and clearly demonstrated by this trial.” Only applications from tenured full professors or retired faculty members will be considered by the selection committee. The search committee will begin reviewing applications June 2 and narrow the pool of candidates to no more than three finalists. The final decision will be made by the Executive Committee of the faculty senate. The new Ombuds will start in the fall and initially serve faculty and staff. (Opelika-Auburn News.)
Prior posts: Peek at the Long Playing Effort to Create an Ombuds Office at Auburn University; Auburn Faculty Revives Effort to Create Ombuds; Auburn to Implement Ombuds Program.