April 30, 2013

UC Davis Appoints First Ombuds

The only University of California campus that has never had an Ombuds program has named Susan Park as its first Ombudsperson.  “Several campus groups recommended that we create an ombuds office; I strongly believe we need one, and we are very happy to open this office with such an experienced and effective ombuds,” UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi said.

Park previously served as Ombuds at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston and the University of Hawaii, Manoa. For the last year, she has taken intermittent assignments with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, going to disaster sites to help FEMA employees problem-solve and deal with workplace conflict.  (UC Davis Dateline.)

Related posts: University of Hawaii Issues First Annual Report; Budget Cuts Force Closure of University of Hawaii Ombuds Office; Ombuds to Lead ADRhub Webinar on Bullying; MD Anderson Gains an Experienced Ombuds; Grinnell Close to Hiring First Ombuds.

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