September 16, 2009

Humboldt State Ombuds Encourages Students to Call Their Legislators

Scott Paynton, Ombuds at Humboldt State University in California, is urging students to become active participants in changing their school’s funding. Paynton, who is also a professor of Communication, has two specific goals: to get students to turn off their cell phones and to write their state representatives about restoring funding to the CSU. (The Lumberjack.)

Related post: New Humboldt State Ombuds Debut Website.

1 comment:

  1. So, does Paynton's action pose a conflict of interest? Certainly not if he is acting solely as a professor. As the Ombuds: maybe. It's hard to predict how political viewpoints may impact an Ombuds perceived neutrality. That's why most Ombuds are very discrete about their personal politics.