Barbara Beatty has been named the next Ombudsperson for U of I. Reporting to the University President, she will work with about 15,000 faculty, staff member, administrators, and students. She succeeds Ellen Schreiber, who retired after 17 years.
Beatty has worked as a consultant with the ADR Specialty Group for the past eight years, providing Ombuds, mediation, facilitation, and training services. During this time, she also served as an Organizational Ombuds for the Texas Department of Public Safety. She graduated from Colorado College, earned a MS from the University of Arizona, and a Masters in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine. (LinkedIn.)
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