Kathy L. Mitchell, a longtime Western Michigan University staff member with experience in a number of campus departments, has been selected to head the WMU Ombuds Office. Mitchell, currently WMU's director of field placements in the College of Education since 2004, will replace Dr. Thomas Bailey on July 1. Mitchell earned a bachelor's degree in family studies from WMU in 2002 and a master's degree in family life education in 2005. Since 2007, she has been working on a doctoral degree in higher education leadership. Dr. Gary Wegenke, dean of the College of Education, said that Mitchell, "has wonderful communication skills, she's always willing to talk with anyone and there is great integrity in what she says." (WMU News.)
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