The public, liberal arts university in Allendale, Michigan has appointed Takeelia Garrett to serve as its first Student Ombuds. The position is within the Dean of Students Office and serves a student population of about 25,000 undergraduates and graduates. Garrett has two decades of experience in student affairs and after-hours crisis management, and most recently worked as GVSU's Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life. (GVSU Ombuds.)
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