The California State Polytechnic University in Pomona has announced that Dr. Lavada Austin will become the director of the Ombuds Office on July 31. A former director of Cal Poly Pomona's Counseling and Psychological Services, fills the vacancy by the retirement of Glenda Brock, who established the office in late 2006. "It's a great day for Cal Poly Pomona," said President Michael Ortiz. "Lavada's experience in counseling and conflict resolution makes her a natural fit for our Ombuds program. She is also well-versed in the campus culture, making her transition that much easier. It's good to welcome her back home." Austin has worked as a psychologist at UC Irvine and UC Riverside, and chief psychologist and coordinator of Mental Health Services for the Watts Health Foundation in Los Angeles. She received her master's and doctorate degrees in psychology from Southern Illinois University. (PolyCentric.)
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