December 20, 2011

The Ombuds Year in Review: 2011 (Part II)

This is the second installment of the top ten Ombuds stories of the year. The series will conclude on December 22.

6. Notable Ombuds Retire -- This year saw the retirement of many prominent Ombuds, including: Janis Schonauer (AllianceBernstein); Dorothy Graham (Kennesaw State University); Sandy McDermott (Portland State University); John Mather (University of Wisconsin-Madison); Stan Soffin (Michigan State University); Pierre Niedlispacher (Coca-Cola Refreshments); Lewis Redding (Jet Propulsion Laboratory); Suzanne Belson (Department of National Defense and Canadian Forces); Carolyn Noorbakhsh (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); John S. Carter (The Citadel).

5. New Offices Open in Africa -- In 2011, three African universities created Organizational Ombuds offices: University of Cape Town; University of KwaZulu-Natal; and American University in Cairo. (Previously, the only true Organizational Ombuds programs on the continent were within the African Development Bank and United Technologies Corp.) In addition, the African Ombudsman Research Centre was established at UKZN in South Africa.

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