Princeton University has appointed Diedrick (D.A.) Graham to lead its Ombuds Office, effective February 16. Graham has been Princeton's associate Ombuds for the past year and replaces Camilo Azcarate, who became Manager of Mediation Services for the World Bank. Princeton Provost Christopher Eisgruber said that Graham, “has already won many fans around this campus. D is a talented ombuds officer, and I expect that he will do an excellent job in this important role.” (News at Princeton.)
Graham is on vacation and was unavailable for comment. It is unknown whether Princeton will undertake the third search in 16 months to fill the now-vacant Associate Ombuds position.
Update 2/17/09: In the Princeton student newspaper, Azcarte offers Graham several recommendations for enhancing the quality of service provided by the Ombuds Office. (Daily Princetonian.)
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