Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, one of the country's oldest universities, has announced that it soon will select its first Campus Ombudsman. PUC's Supreme Council approved the plan in mid-October and delegated the selection to Rector Ignacio Sanchez. According to a news report, there are five candidates, all of whom are members of the faculty with at least two decades of academic experience.
Rector Sanchez said that the Ombuds will be autonomous and report directly to him. This is believed to be the first university Ombuds in Chile. (PUC News; Noticias Universia.)