April 14, 2010

UMass Appoints New Associate Ombuds

The University of Massachusetts Amherst has named Martha Nelson Patrick as Assistant Ombuds. Patrick will join UMass Ombuds Catharine Porter and fills the position previously held by Mary E. Wardwell, who passed away last year after two decades as the Assistant Ombuds. Her transfer to the Ombuds office was part of a major reorganization prompted by Chancellor Robert C. Holub's larger, multi-year plan to raise the profile of the state's flagship campus.

For the past nine years, Nelson Patrick served as the director of community relations at UMass. She recently attended IOA's Ombuds 101 training in Baltimore. Nelson Patrick graduated cum laude from Smith College. (Daily Hampshire Gazette.)

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