WSU has published an introduction to their two current Ombudsmen: Tena Old and Max Kirk. Old has served in the role since April 2011 and Kirk began in July 2015. Old’s background is on the staff/administrative professional side. Kirk, who started in the ombudsman office in 2015, is an associate professor in the School of Design and Construction.
In 2014, WSU’s Office of the Ombudsman handled 270 cases from individuals across the WSU system. The website for the office includes a timeline for the staff who have worked there since 1971. (WSU Provost News; WSU Ombuds Timeline.)