Lois Price Spratlen, the longtime UW Ombuds, passed away on March 30 at the age of 81. According to the university, she was the first female Ombudsman at the UW, serving in that position from 1988-2009. In 1998 she was honored as Ombuds of the Year by the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds. She developed Price-Spratlen Ombudsing (PSO) Model to provide services in the areas of conflict management, dispute resolution and mediation in the nursing field. (UW Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity News; Washington State Nurses Association Hall of Fame.)
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