The public, liberal arts university in Ashland has appointed its first-ever Faculty Ombuds. Lynn Kirms serves nearly 1,000 academic staff and practices to IOA standards. At this point a physical office has not been set up, so Kirms meets in a variety of locations.
Kirms joined the SOU faculty in 1987 and is a Professor of Chemistry. She graduated from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and earned her PhD at Colorado State University. (SOU Ombuds.)