The private university in Stockton, California as named Hector Escalante as its first Ombudsperson, starting January 5, 2015. UOP Vice President Mary Lou Lackey said, "Hector's background in conflict management, together with his exceptional interpersonal and communications skills, strong ethical framework and deep understanding of Pacific's culture and structure will serve him well in this important role."
Escalante gradauted from UOP Summa Cum Laude, and was named the Outstanding Graduating Senior in 1997. He earned a Master's degree from National University and is a doctoral candidate in education at UOP. He has worked at the univesity since 2010 and is currently the Learning and Development Program Manager. He has also held administrative positions with Comcast and Heald College. (UOP Announcements.)
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