The North Dakota's largest university has appointed Kristine Paranica to serve as its first Ombudsperson. Paranica will work with NDSU faculty and others working in academic affairs including graduate research assistants. She is working out of a temporary location while an Ombuds office is being built in the campus library.
For the past 15 years, Paranica has been the Director of the University of North Dakota Conflict Resolution Center. She was also an Adjunct Professor of Law in ADR at the UND School of Law. She is a Fellow of the Institute for the Study of Conflict
Transformation and authored a chapter in “Transformative Mediation: A Sourcebook”
published in 2010 by the Institute and the Association for Conflict
Resolution (ACR). She is very active in the ADR community, writing and speaking frequently. She earned her JD from the UND School of Law. (NDSU News; NDSU Ombuds.)
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