June 03, 2010

University of Colorado Denver Ombuds Reports 31% Jump in Cases

The Ombuds Office for students, staff, and faculty at CU Denver reported that it assisted 371 people in the 2008-09 fiscal year, a significant increase from 283 in the prior year. In addition, the office provided workshops and other presentations to about 2230 individuals. The office attributed the increase in part to individual concerns related to the poor economy.
In addition to a breakdown of cases, the report also presents some recommendations for the university. The Director of the CU Denver Ombuds Office is Melissa Connell; Mary Chavez Rudolph is the Associate Director and Lisa Neale is Ombuds & Lead Workshop Coordinator. (CU Denver Ombuds 2009 Report.)

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