March 22, 2019

Job Posting: Partners HealthCare

Earlier this week, Partners HealthCare announced searched for a Director and Program Manager who will create a new Office of Mediation, Coaching and Ombuds Services. Now the integrated health care system has posted additional positions including Senior Professional Coach, Mediator, and Ombudsperson. The Ombuds position will develop and implement a plan for services following IOA standards. 

Delft University of Technology Pilots Ombuds Program for Staff

Job van Luyken will serve as the Interim Ombudsman for TU Delft staff for a two year pilot period. The largest and oldest Dutch public technical university employs 3,400 academic staff and 2,900 administrative staff. Van Luyken temporarily fulfills the position as a replacement for a previously appointed ombudsman who could not start due to circumstances. The pilot Ombuds program is an initiative of TU Delft’s Works Council.

March 21, 2019

University of Oslo Appoints First Science Ombuds

Norway's largest university, Universitetet i Oslo, has named Knut Willem Ruyter its first Vitenskapsombud. For the next three years, Ruyter will provide guidance and advice to scientific employees (PhD candidates, postdocs, librarians, and temporary faculty) who face difficult ethical situations in research. UiO established the Science Ombuds position in 2015, but it has remained vacant until Ruyter's appointment. His work will supplement that of the Studentombudet, Marianne Høva Rustberggard, who was appointed in 2013.

March 20, 2019

Job Posting: World Health Organization, Denmark

The UN agency that focuses on international public health is hiring a Regional Ombudsman. The three-quarter time position will be based in Copenhagen for a two-year contract. The Regional Ombudsman practices to IOA standards and reports to the WHO Ombuds, José Martínez-Aragón.

March 19, 2019

Job Posting: Partners HealthCare

The integrated health care system in eastern Massachusetts, which includes Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Mass General, is hiring two positions for a new Office of Mediation, Coaching and Ombuds Services: Director and Program Manager. Partners is the largest private employer in Massachusetts, with approximately 74,000 employees, including physicians, nurses, scientists, and caregivers. The new program will "provide employee support, facilitate workable solutions solutions to conflict and to support individuals building skills to address and transform conflict."

California Lutheran University Creates Ombuds Program

Cal Lutheran, a private liberal arts university in Thousand Oaks, California, has named Helena Goto and Alice Sarfati as the first Ombuds for its 400+ staff. Goto is a principal with HG Consulting and Sarfati has been an employee since last fall. 

March 18, 2019

American Economic Association Opts for Classical Ombuds

In the wake of persistent gender discrimination against female economists, the AEA will establish and fund an Ombudsperson for its members. However, despite careful consideration of an Organizational Ombuds model, the profession association instead opted for a more Classical Ombuds. (Shereen G. Bingham, Professor and Ombudsperson at the University of Nebraska, provided extensive details in her recommendation to AEA's Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession for an Organizational Ombuds last spring.) Most significantly, the AEA Ombuds will serve as an agent for notice for the association, with significant input on administrative decisions.

Job Posting: Stockton University

The public university near Atlantic City, New Jersey is hiring a half-time Ombuds Officer. The position serves faculty, staff, and students--a total population of about 11,000. The search will fill a vacancy left by Rahmaan Simpkins, who established Stockton's Ombuds Office last summer and was recently named the school's interim head of HR. 

Holyoke Community College Names First Ombuds

Lea Occhialini has been appointed the first Ombudsperson and Chief Culture Officer for the public community college in Massachusetts. Previously, she was the Ombudsperson for faculty and staff at Hampshire College. In her new role at HCC, Occhialini will work with faculty, staff, and students, and report to the college president.  “I’m excited about this,” said HCC president Christina Royal. “Although it’s very common at four-year institutions, to my understanding, this is the first time a community college in Massachusetts has had an ombudsperson.”

March 14, 2019

Job Posting: United Nations, New York

For the third time in 15 months, the Office of the United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services has re-posted its search for a new Chief of Service. The position reports to the UN Ombudsman, Shireen L. Dodson, who was appointed in June 2018. The position is based in New York and directs the work of seven regional Ombuds offices, in addition to working as an Ombuds. Significant travel is required. 

Georgia State University Confirms Ombuds Director

GSU has appointed Birthe Reimers as University Ombudsperson and Director of the Office of the Ombudsperson. She had served in the role on an interim basis following the departure of Kelley Alexander. Meanwhile, Chris Vermillion , who had also served as Interim Co-Director, has moved north to the Transportation Security Administration Ombudsman Specialist in Virginia. (GSU Ombuds; LinkedIn.)

University of North Texas Ombuds Retires, Office Closes

In overdue news: Belinda Newman, the UNT Ombuds, retired on August 29, 2018 after 11 years of service to the public research university in Denton.  The university then discontinued the Ombuds program. 

March 12, 2019

Call for Papers: ENOHE 2019 Conference in Spain

The Conference Planning Committee for the European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education is requesting proposals for its next annual conference, "Defending and Protecting Rights within Higher Education: Stocktaking, Looking Ahead."  ENOHE's fifteenth annual gathering  is generously hosted by the Defensoría of the University of León in Spain, June 25-28, 2019. June 25 will be a training day. 

Externship: Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Division is seeking applicants for an externship.  The extern will work directly with FEMA Ombuds Vik Kapoor, who also chairs the Department of Homeland Security’s Ombuds Forum.  The Ombuds team does a range of ADR work such as conflict coaching, group facilitation, conflict competency training, and commenting on policies and practices that are impacting a large number of FEMA employees.

March 08, 2019

After a Rocky Year, IOA Announces Search for Executive Director

The member-led, professional association for Organizational Ombuds is seeking applicants to be its Executive Director. The part-time, contract position will be the public champion and representative for the IOA, its members, and the organizational ombudsman profession. The Executive Director will carry out the strategic plan and policies as established by the IOA Board and managed by a staff team at an association management company, SBI Association Management. 

Job Posting: BI Norwegian Business School

Europe's second largest business school, Handelshøyskolen BI, is hiring its first Studentombud. The position will report to the university's board and provide services to a student body of 20,000 across four different campuses. The is the latest Norwegian university to appoint a Studentombud -- about 10 schools have appointed an Ombuds in the past five years and more than two dozen are considering the concept.

ACR Webinar: How Ombuds Foster Ethical Organizations

Liz Hill will present a webinar for the Association for Conflict Resolution on March 13, 2019. Hill is the Associate Director of the CU Boulder Ombuds Office and Co-chair of the ABA Dispute Resolution Section’s Ombuds Committee. Her topic will focus on how Ombuds help organizations improve their culture.

March 06, 2019

Job Posting: Northeastern Illinois University

The public state university in North Park, Chicago is seeking its second-ever Ombuds. The search will fill a vacancy left by Bradley R. Ginn who established the program in 2012 and who was recently appointed the first Ombuds for Argonne National Lab. The full-time, IOA compliant position reports to the University President and serves faculty, staff, and 8,000 students. 

Job Posting: United Nations, Democratic Republic of Congo

The United Nations Ombudsman and Mediation Services is hiring a Conflict Resolution Officer to be based in Goma, DRC.  The position will provide informal conflict resolution services to UN staff in MONUSCO (the UN's Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo), as well as other peacekeeping missions in the region. The position reports to the Regional Ombudsman, Youssoupha Niang.

March 05, 2019

University of Texas at Austin's Student Ombuds Marks 50 Years

The Office of the Student Ombuds at UT-Austin will celebrate a half century of service to the state's flagship university with an open house on March 13, 2019. The office is currently staffed by: Kouang Chan, Director and Student Ombudsperson; Vivian Wilbon, Administrative Associate; Kavita Koppa, Graduate Assistant; and Megan Kruse, Graduate Assistant.

West Virginia University Opens Internal Search for Next Ombuds

The public land grant research university in Morgantown will select an its next Faculty Ombuds from the ranks of its active or retired professors. The search will replace Tom Patrick, a law professor who has established the position in 2016. The Faculty Ombuds is a part-time position that serves a three-year appointment and practices to IOA standards.  (Startwire.)

March 04, 2019

Faculty at University of Illinois Take Up Ombuds Resolution

Later today, the Senate of the UI Urbana-Champaign Campus will vote on a "Resolution on the Need for Additional Resources for Advocacy and Support for Those Harmed by Sexual Assault and Harassment." Among other things, the resolution seeks the "the appointment of a University-wide Ombudsperson as an additional resource for cases of harassment and assault."

March 01, 2019

Canadian Ombuds Associations, FCO-ACCUO, Announce Agenda for Biennial 2019 Conference

The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons have announced details for their conference, set for April 15-17, 2019 at the Sheraton Centre Hotel in Toronto. The conference theme is "OMBUDSMAN Building Trust Promoting Fair Resolution Processes." 
The conference will include two and half days of keynote presentations, concurrent learning sessions, and general meetings and elections for FCO and ACCUO. Here is the tentative program: 

Monday | April 15
   
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Welcome and Opening Address – Elder Clayton Shirt; Conference co-chairs: Lori Ciani, Ombudsman, Complaints & Accessibility Officer, American Express | Amex Bank of Canada; Martine Conway, Ombudsman, University of Ottawa; Nadine Mailloux, Ombudsman, Ville de Laval

Opening KeynoteThe Ombuds, Crisis and Public Trust – Rob Behrens, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, U.K.
   
Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 1A – Size Matters: Dealing with student issues jointly as a one-person-office and on a national basis – Josef Leidenfrost, Office of the Austrian Student Ombudsman; Wolfram Aigner, Office of the Austrian Student Ombudsman; Panel Chair: Nora Farrell, Ryerson University Ombudsman
  • 1B – How to Deliver Bad News: Managing Complainant Expectations – Amy Fish, Ombudsperson at Concordia University
  • 1C – Terms of Reference Modernization Project – Sarah Bradley, Ombudsman for Banking Services and Investments

Networking Break

Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 2A – Confidentiality of Ombuds Files / Limits and Ways to Protect it (French presentation) – Joelle Thibault, Hydro Québec
  • 2B – Ombudsing in Higher Education: Perspectives on Provincial and National schemes – Panel Chair: Carolyn Brendon, McMaster University
  • 2C – ADR Chambers Banking Ombuds Office – Britt Parsons, ADRBO

Networking Lunch

PlenaryThe Ombudsman Toronto Enquiry: A New Tool Offering Flexibility and Fairness – Susan Opler, City of Toronto Ombudsman

Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 3A – How to know everything: Operational Knowledge Management for Ombuds – Dave Murray, Office of the Ombudsperson of BC
  • 3B – Leveraging Cultural Fluency for Impact – Nouman Ashraf, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto
  • 3C – “Go Big” or “Stay in Your Lane”?   The issue of scope (Panel) – Charles Murray, Ombud New Brunswick

Networking Break
   
Plenary: Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging – RBC’s Journey – Natasha Kassim, Royal Bank of Canada (Introduction: Joanne Ardouin)

FCO – Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers (For Members Only)

Welcome Reception

Tuesday | April 16
   
Continental Breakfast
 
PlenaryThe Rule of Law and Judicial Review – John Craig, Partner, FASKEN

Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 4A – Online Dispute Resolution and Ombudsman Work (Panel) – Ian Darling, CAT Chair; Herb Waye, Ombudsman ICANN
  • 4B – Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman- Outreach Initiatives – Kenzie Kozera, Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman
  • 4C – Segregation in Youth Custody: Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia (Panel) – Sarah Malan, Office of the Ombudsperson of BC; Marie Langton, Office of the Manitoba Ombudsman; Kamini Bernard, Office of the Alberta Ombudsman

Networking Break

Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 5A – How Do You Measure Success? Ensuring the institution is seen as value added – Craig Dalton, Ombudsman, Office of the Veterans Ombudsman; Charles Cue, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Veterans Ombudsman
  • 5B – Using the Concept of Intersectionality to Achieve Equitable Fairness – Carter MacDonald, Ombudsman, Camosun College; Natalie Sharpe, Director, Student Ombud Service, University of Alberta; Remonia Stoddart-Morrison, Graduate Ombuds Intern, University of Alberta
  • 5C – Jurisdiction: Passive and Aggressive Push-Back in Nova Scotia – Ron Crocker, NS Office of the Ombudsman

Lunch

Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 6A – Workshop on the challenges of safe spaces on our campuses on freedom of expression-Case studies on interventions by ombudspersons (French presentation) – Julie Boncompain, Associate Ombudsman, Concordia University
  • 6B – The New Financial Consumer Protection Framework: How it impacts banks’ complaint handling – Kevin Thomas, FCAC 
  • 6C – Ombuds & Violence Risk: What every Ombuds should know about violence risk identification, assessment and management – Richard Hart, ProActive ReSolutions

Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 7A –The contribution of dispute prevention and resolution methods to the investigation process of an ombudsman organization: the case of the Office of the Information Commissioner (French presentation) – Marc-André Bujold, Office of the Information Commissioner of Canada
  • 7B – A Tangled Web of Municipal Accountability: A Municipal Integrity Commissioner’s View of Procedural Fairness – Suzanne Craig, Integrity Commissioner and Lobbyist Registrar, City of Vaughan
  • 7C – Advancing fairness through proactive engagement and knowledge transfer: Highlights from the B.C. Ombudsperson Prevention Initiatives Pilot Program (2017-2020) – Rachel Warren, Office of the Ombudsperson of BC

Networking Break

Networking Session

ACCUO – Annual General Meeting and Election of Officers (For Members Only)

Wednesday | April 17

Continental Breakfast

Keynote PresentationMental Health in the Workplace & Building Resiliency – Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical Psychologist, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Networking Break

PlenaryThere are no sacred cows or Ombuds – Howard Sapers, recently the Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform to the Ontario provincial government, and former Correctional Investigator of Canada; Nora Farrell, Ryerson University Ombudsperson

Concurrent Learning Sessions

  • 8A – Recommendations accepted, but what about their implementation? (French presentation) – Claude Dussault, Ombudsman Québec
  • 8B – Institutional Betrayal and the Role of Ombuds – Shirley Nakata, University of British Columbia; Richard Hart, ProActive Solutions
  • 8C – Getting It Write: How to write compelling, persuasive reports and recommendations – Laura Pettigrew, Office of the Ontario Ombudsman

Conference Wrap-up

POST-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP (Pre-registration required) – KAIROS Blanket Exercise™

Related posts: Related posts: FCO and ACCUO Post Agenda for 2013 Conference in HalifaxACCUO Chronicles Three Decades of Ombuds in Higher EducationFCO/ACCUO Posts 2015 Conference AgendaACCUO List of Past Conferences Highlights Ombuds History; FCO-ACCUO 2017 Conference Registration Opens; FCO-ACCUO 2019 Conference Call for Papers.

February 28, 2019

It's Time to Nominate the 2019 Distinguished Emeriti

The International Ombudsman Association is soliciting nominations for the Distinguished Emeritus Award. Each year the IOA Nominations and Governance Committee solicits nominations to recognize outstanding and dedicated service to the organization and Ombuds profession. 

Syracuse University's New Ombuds Introduces Himself

Neal Powless, named the first University Ombuds for Syracuse in late January, was recently profiled by the campus newspaper, The Daily Orange. He said that he will draw upon his experience as lacrosse coach, administrator for indigenous students, and parent of a disabled son.  

February 27, 2019

University of Colorado Ombuds Reports Surge in Caseload

CU Boulder Ombuds Director Kirsi Aulin reports that her office handled 603 cases in 2017-18, a 63% increase from the prior year (which was also up 60% from the year before). Aulin released a 42-page report detailing the work of the Ombuds Office and breaking down visitor statistics. (CU Ombuds Report.)

February 26, 2019

Harvard Medical School Adds an Ombuds

The Ombuds Office for Harvard’s Medical, Dental and Public Health Schools has hired Justin Neiman as its first Associate Ombudsperson. He will work with Melissa Brodrick to provide services to faculty, staff, students, trainees and appointees for an initial two-year appointment. 

IOA Seeks Samples of Successful Swag

At its annual conference next month, the International Ombudsman Association will showcase promotional items that Ombuds have used to to market their services. The IOA Swag Showcase will celebrate any swag items attendees care to share. Samples of any item may be dropped off at the registration desk in New Orleans. (IOA Swag Showcase.)

Save the Date for ENOHE 2019 Conference in Spain

The European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education will hold its 15th annual conference June 26-28, 2019. The University of Léon will host. (ENOHE Conf.)

February 25, 2019

Internship: United Nations, New York

The Office of the UN Ombudsman and Mediation Services is accepting applications for an unpaid internship in its New York headquarters. The temporary position is full-time and will last at least three to six months. There are now two open searches for interns at UNOMS in New York, the nation's second most expensive city. Duties will depend on the intern's experience and needs of the program, but may include: outreach and advocacy; support preparing data and reports; and conducting research.

McGill University Seeks Faculty Member to Serve as Student Ombuds

The public university in Montreal has opened an internal search for its next Ombudsperson for Students. The half-time, five-year appointment starts September 1, 2019 and serves a student population of 40,000. The position is open only to current faculty, preferably tenured. Prof. Dimitrios Berk has served in the position since 2014. Carmela Parzanese continues as the Assistant to the Ombudsperson. (McGill Careers.)

University of Tennessee Searching Internally for Next Ombuds

UT Knoxville will select a faculty member to serve as its next Campus Ombudsperson. The search will fill a position vacated by the retirement of Elaine Wynn, who served as UT Knoxville’s Staff Ombudsperson since December 2009. The new hire will serve both faculty and staff at the public university. Faculty Ombuds Bill Nugent is currently managing the office on an interim basis. (UTK Chancellor.)

Metropolitan State University Hosts Colorado Ombuds

Ten people from the Colorado Ombuds Group met for its winter conference at Metropolitan State University of Denver on February 15, 2019. Barbara Beatty, MSU Denver’s Ombuds, hosted. Highlights of the meeting included learning about the Colorado Long Term Care Ombuds program with 70 Ombuds; having a lively discussion about White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo lead by Lisa Neale; and providing some reflection and guidance on a few valuable case studies from our peers.  

February 21, 2019

Job Posting: Global Green Growth Institute

The international organization headquartered in Seoul is looking for an Ombudsperson. In addition to providing Ombuds services, the position will also support the GGGI Global Respectful Workplace Advisors program and provide internal training/coaching. Camilo Azcarate was announced as the first GGGI Ombuds in July 2018 but it is not clear whether this search will replace or supplement him.

Job Posting: Pikes Peak Community College

The community college in Colorado Springs, Colorado is hiring an Executive Assistant to the President/Ombuds. As the Ombuds, the position will provide services to over 18,000 students. It does not appear that PPCC has had an Ombuds before.

February 20, 2019

Job Posting: University of California, Davis

UC Davis has opened a search for its next Campus Ombuds Program Director.  This position will support the UC Davis campus in Davis as well as the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento. It will lead an office that currently includes: Dana Hinojosa, Interim Director; Lindsey Dunning, Associate Ombuds; and Lauren Bloom, Associate Ombuds. A current search will add an Assistant Ombuds soon.

U.S. Air Force Academy Plans Ombuds for Athletics

In testimony before a Congressional subcommittee last week, Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria detailed several initiatives to tackle sexual assault, sexual harassment, and culture- and climate-related issues at the school in Colorado Springs. These plans include an Ombuds for the USAFA's athletics department.

February 19, 2019

Job Posting: UConn Health

The health system of the University of Connecticut, based in Farmington, is hiring its first Ombudsman. The position will coordinate with the UConn Ombuds, Jim Wohl, to provide services to faculty, students, trainees, and staff affiliated with a teaching hospital, the UConn School of Medicine, School of Dental Medicine, and Graduate School. The full-time position will practice to IOA standards.

February 18, 2019

Job Posting: World Health Organization, India

The UN agency that focuses on international public health has opened a search for its first Regional Ombudsman for India. The full-time position is limited to an initial two-year, which may be renewed.

February 14, 2019

Job Posting: California State University Channel Islands

The public university in Ventura County has reopened the search for its first University Ombuds Officer. (A search last fall apparently was unsuccessful.) The position serves about 1,100 faculty and staff and reports to the University president. Although not mentioned in the job description, the Cal State University Ombuds cannot keep sexual misconduct allegations confidential. The position is required to receive IOA training.

February 13, 2019

Cedar Crest College Appoints First Ombuds

Kerrie Baker is the first Ombuds for the private liberal arts women's college in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The office reports to the president and practices to IOA standards. She will serve the faculty and staff of the College: about 450 people in total. Baker has been a faculty member in the Psychology Department since 2001 and is currently the department chair. 

The Other Side of the Coin: Guidance for Supporting Those on the Receiving End of Complaints

Chris Gill and Carolyn Hirst have published a guide that aims to help organisations provide better support to employees who have been subject to a complaint: Being Complained About – Good Practice Principles and Guidelines. Gill is a socio-legal academic at the University of Glasgow and Hirst is a professional mediator at Hirstworks and an independent administrative justice researcher.

February 12, 2019

Book Club Will Get You Ready for #IOA2019 Keynoter

A new book club for Ombuds will read White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin DiAngelo, who will keynote the International Ombudsman Annual Conference in April. Lisa Neale (Ombuds at University of Colorado Denver) and Hector Escalante (Ombuds at University of the Pacific) are coordinating the club in conjunction with Cal Caucus. An online discussion is planned for March 8 via Zoom. Click on link for more details. (LinkedIn.)

February 11, 2019

Argonne National Laboratory Selects First Ombuds

Bradley Ginn, CO-OP, will be the first Laboratory Ombuds for the U.S. Department of Energy's national science and engineering research facility in Lemont, Illinois. Ginn will report to the Lab Director and set up an Office of the Ombuds for all members of the Argonne community. For the past five and a half years, Ginn was the founding Ombuds at Northeastern Illinois University. Until very recently, he also co-chaired the Professional Development Committee for IOA. (LinkedIn.)

German Crowdsourcing Ombuds Publishes First Annual Report

The Ombuds Office of the Code of Conduct for Paid Crowdsourcing reported the results of its work from November 2017 through December 2018. Five Ombuds Office panelists heard from 31 project workers or volunteers working for one of eight different German internet companies that rely on crowdsourcing. The panelists include a judge, two representatives from signatory companies, a workers' union representative, and a crowdsource worker. In 20 of the 31 cases, the Ombuds were able to bring the matters to resolution through mediation and 3 were still pending. (Ombudsstelle für Crowdsourcing 2019 Report.)

When Douglas College Wouldn't Hire an Ombuds, the Student Union Did

In 2012, the public college in British Columbia turned down the the Douglas Students Union's request for an independent Ombuds. So the students hired their own; Tracy Ho has served in the position since then. Ho also serves as the College Relations and Membership Outreach Coordinator at the DSU, a position she works to balance appropriately. “I think something I have to be very conscious of is what hat I have on,” she said. 

February 08, 2019

LSU School of Medicine Creates Ombuds Program

The Lafayette branch of the medical school at Louisiana State University has designated Kristi Anderson as its first Student Ombudsman. This is an additional role for Anderson, who also serves as the Director of Graduate Medical Education. According to a new website, she will practice to IOA standards. (LSU School of Medicine Ombuds.)

February 07, 2019

International Ombudsman Association Comments on Proposed Title IX Changes

IOA has joined thousands of other individuals and organizations objecting to the Department of Education's proposed new regulations to Title IX. The changes would fundamentally change the processes currently in place at most schools that receive federal funding, from kindergarten through graduate schools. IOA's comment was aimed at protecting the role of Organizational Ombuds in colleges and university.

Florida International University Names Student Ombuds

Sofia Trelles has been appointed the Student Ombudsman for the public university. She succeed Tony Delgado, who created the position, and joins Rebecca Friedman, who has served as FIU's Faculty Ombudsperson for the past few years. Trelles moved into the position after working on special projects as the Senior Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs.

February 06, 2019

Barnard College Hires Ombuds for Students

DeShaunta Johnson has been named the first Student Ombuds for Barnard. She joins Judit Revesz, who is the Ombuds for faculty and staff. It is a part-time appointment for Johnson, who also is a Staff Psychologist in Barnard's Counseling Center.