January 22, 2010

Next President at Youngstown State University May be Former Ombuds

Two of the four finalists in the presidential search at the Ohio research university have experience with Organizational Ombuds programs. Cynthia Anderson, the current Vice President for Student Affairs at YSU, helped establish the Ombuds office in 2004. Cheryl J. Norton, currently the President of Southern Connecticut State University, served as the Ombuds Officer for Metropolitan State College of Denver in 1991-1992 (a program that is now defunct). A third candidate, Aaron Podolefsky, has a certificates in conflict resolution and has studied mediators in New Guinea. A decision is expected this spring. (YSU Presidential Search Resources.)

Related post: Ombuds Responsible for Campus Hand Sanitizers.

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