January 19, 2007

Indiana State University Ombuds Dies

Mike Phillips, ISU's student ombudsperson, died Thursday in Terre Haute. He was 61. Phillips was a Terre Haute native and scheduled to retire from his position as student ombudsperson at the end of the spring 2007 semester. As student ombudsperson, Phillips told the Indiana Statesman in August 2002, he was a self-proclaimed "problem solver for any problem a student could have, such as financial aid, housing, roommate, towed car or classroom problems." Phillips is survived by his wife and four children. Funeral arrangements are pending. (Indiana Statesman.) Phillips was a member of IOA.

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