Maile Sagen passed away on June 20, 2015. She served as an Ombudsperson at the University of Iowa from 1989 until her retirement in 2005. Sagen served on the University and College Ombuds Association Board of Directors for five years, and help craft UCOA's Standards of Practice and Statement of Ethics. She also served as the mentoring coordinator for UCOA, building the mentor program that continues with the International Ombudsman Association. In 2005, she was honored with the UI Distinguished Achievement Award.
Her friend and former IOA President Jan Schonauer said, "Maile’s wisdom and steadiness was a trusted resource and guide to many ombuds colleagues, and she will be deeply missed." (Iowa City Press-Citizen Obit; UI Press Release.)
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