UO has announced that Brett Harris, will become the next University Ombudsperson on August 22, 2016. Harris has been the Ombuds for Staff at Ole Miss since she opened the office in July 2015. (She was briefly named as the first permanent Ombuds for the University of North Dakota in 2015.) She takes over a program established by Bruce MacAllister in 2014 and lead on an interim basis by Jennifer Reynolds since early this year.
Prior to her career as an Ombuds, Harris worked as the Mediation Program Coordinator for Idaho’s 7th Judicial District. She investigated high conflict custody cases for two years for the Coeur d’Alene Tribe and completed an internship at Idaho Legal Aid. She earned her JD from the University of Idaho. (Around the O.)
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