UiB (Universitetet i Bergen) has appointed Sylvi Leirvaag to serve as its Student Ombuds (studentombud), becoming the fifth university in Norway to do so since February 2013. She will serve as a confidential resource for more than 14,500 students. UiB's Rector said that the hiring process took a long time because the university wanted to be thorough and end up with the best candidate. Leirvaag started earlier this week.
Leirvaag has a variety of experience in management, employment, and legal affairs. Most recently, she managed an organization that provided rehabilitation, education, and housing for deaf, blind, and hard of hearing. She graduated from and earned a Master of Law from UiB. (Studvest; LinkedIn.)
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