April 27, 2011

Michigan State University Ombuds to Retire

Stan Soffin, who has served as the MSU Ombudsman for 13 years, has announced he will retire in August. Soffin said that he will continue as a consultant to the MSU Office of the Ombudsman for an additional year. His retirement will mark the end of 43 years of work at the campus in East Lansing.

Doug Estry, the associate provost for undergraduate education, had high praise fro Soffin. “He is informed, he is knowledgeable, he appreciates and advocates both for the rights of the student as well as the rights and responsibilities of the faculty — he is truly the definition of what an ombudsman should be.” A search for Soffin's replacement has not been announced. (The State News.)

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