Nicole Picconi has been appointed as the first Ombuds for students, faculty and staff at SDSU. (Previously, the university had a dean of students who also served as a part-time Ombuds for students.) “This hire is the result of years of research and advocacy on the part of members of the Academic Senate who looked in particular at the ombuds personnel and processes in place at Iowa State University,” said long-time professor, Ruth Harper.
Picconi brings with her mediation skills acquired from practicing law in Omaha for 10 years and teaching legal writing at the Creighton University School of Law. (SDSU Collegian.)
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