Robert Caldwell was appointed as the Ombuds for MSU in January 2012 and inherited the oldest continuously operating college Ombuds office in the U.S. "The first thing I'm trying to do is really immerse myself in history, and immerse myself in the tradition we have established here at Michigan State University," Caldwell said.
He says that he has been in contact with three of the four previous Ombuds who live nearby, including Stan Soffin. In one of his first moves, Caldwell changed his title from "Ombudsman" to "Ombudsperson." (MSU News.)
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