October 08, 2007

Student Trustee Seeks Reinstatement of Ombuds at U. Illinois Campus

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign eliminated its ombuds office in the early 1990s due to budget cuts. Now Chime Asonye, a student represenative to the board of trustees, seeks to revive it. Asonye recently sent a memo to Chancellor Herman's office asking why the position was originally cut and whether he would consider reviving it. Stephen Grabow, faculty ombudsman at the University of Kansas, said he was surprised to hear that an ombuds office would disappear. (Daily Illini.)

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