In response to misconduct by a coach at the state's flagship university, President David W. Pershing announced new policies new policies to better support student athletes, including the the appointment of an independent "Athletics Ombudsman." Ryan Randall was appointed to the Ombuds role and will report directly to the dean of students. This is the first Ombuds program of any kind at the U of U and no other information has been made public.
Randall is a Clinical Instructor in the U of U's College Of Social Work and coordinates the Dean of Student's Behavioral Intervention Team. He is an alumnus having earned a Masters in Social Work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. (Chronicle of Higher Ed; U of U News, Dean of Students Profile.)
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