UM appointed Professor Bruno J. Giordani to be the university's Faculty Ombuds effective September 1. He follows Michael Welsh, who created a charter for the office. Giordani said, "One of the goals I see as important during my time as ombuds is to work within this charter to continue to strengthen the relationship between this office and the local unit ombuds in each school and college of the university." The appointment is part-time and Giordani will continue he teaching as a professor of psychiatry, neurology and psychology, and chief psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry.
Giordani graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his doctorate from the University of Virginia in 1982. He joined the faculty at U-M in 1987. Provost Martha E. Pollack said that Giordani has considerable experience in faculty governance, broad knowledge of the university and a strong commitment to problem solving. (U-M Record.)
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