March 23, 2008

Profile of Gallaudet's New Ombuds

Suzy Rosen Singleton, who became the first Ombuds for Gallaudet University on January 14, 2008, is profiled in the campus newspaper. Technically, the scope of Singleton’s efforts is limited to students until the fall of 2009, but she said that, as a practical matter, “my policy is I won’t turn anyone away” from her office. “People can come by anytime or set an appointment. My door is always open.” So far, she is committed to networking with the community, becoming familiar with issues, and making herself known to the campus. She has met with representatives of student organizations, attended various student-oriented meetings, and networked with other Ombuds to ensure she is implementing best practices. (On the Green.)

Related post: Gallaudet Appoints Ombuds.

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