Last week, BU President Robert A. Brown introduced Francine Montemurro, the campus's first Ombuds at a University Management Conference. Montemurro, who served as the Ombuds for Binghamton University for 12 years, is a member of the president’s staff and reports directly to Brown. She said that her primary goal is to nip problems in the bud. “I have a colleague who is the ombuds at the UN,” she told those attending the conference. “He likes to say, ‘We want to be more like the smoke detector than the fire extinguisher.’ ” Montemurro has been a member of the IOA Board of Directors since 2007, and is a member of several IOA Standing Committees. She earned a JD from Syracuse Law School and a BA from Binghamton University. (BU Today.)
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