President Elaine Tuttle Hansen has announced that the private liberal arts college in Lewiston, Maine will create an Ombuds Office. Longtime Bates administrator Carmen L. Purdy, who was appointed this week to the newly created position of Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance, will head the effort to set up an Ombuds program.
According to a press release from Bates College, President Hansen said,
Together with others, [Purdy] will bring her considerable expertise to the development of a new Ombuds Program that revitalizes our current program and creates ample opportunities for members of the community to discuss and resolve workplace concerns. Confidential assistance for members of the campus community will be available from Human Resources, from the Ombuds program, and/or from the current Employee Assistance program.
No other details about the planned Ombuds office were immediately available. (Bates Views.)