The Public Ivy located in Burlington has appointed Ralph Swenson to serve as its first Graduate Student Ombudsperson. The decision to create an Ombuds Office was prompted by a report by the UVM Graduate College Review Committee in 2013.
Swenson has worked in a number of administrative positions within the school. According to a new website for the office, the UVM Ombuds will practice to IOA standards. (UVM Ombuds; UVM Graduate College Review Committee Report.)