December 17, 2010

Despite Recent Success, Future Uncertain for UC Riverside Ombuds Office

As Indu Sen steps down as Director of the UCR Office of the Ombudsman after nearly three years, the prospects for the 32-year old program are unknown.
During her tenure, Sen instituted a externship program, obtained a charter for the office, and handled nearly 500 cases. Nonetheless, a succession plan has not been announced and the campus is set to close for the winter break on December 19.  It is therefore likely that UCR will start 2011 without an Ombuds.  (UCR Ombuds Letter.)

Update 12/22/10:  UCR opened a job search for the position on December 21.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Tom,

    Thanks for the recognition of the program and what was achieved with the support of many.

    I am confident that a search for the new ombudsman and director for the Office will take place sooner than later. There's still a lot more to be accomplished!

    Best wishes,