October 17, 2012

Gallaudet Loses its First Ombuds

Suzy Rosen Singleton, the Campus Ombuds for Gallaudet University, will step down at the end of this week. According to an announcement from University President T. Alan Hurwitz, Rosen Singleton has accepted as an attorney-advisor with the Disability Rights Office of the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau of the FCC.  Professor Michael Moore will serve as the interim Ombuds for up to a year while Gallaudet searches for a permanent replacement.

Rosen Singleton established the Gallaudet Ombuds in January 2008, which President Hurwitz called a model for the University.  He also noted that, "Throughout her tenure she has helped to empower students and employees by serving as a neutral mediator to resolve disputes and to make referrals to campus resources." Rosen Singleton was one of the first 45 Ombuds to earn IOA's "Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner" designation.  She was also a speaker at the 2011 IOA conference.

Michael Moore joined the faculty at Gallaudet in 2003 and is a professor in the Chemistry Department.  For the past five years, he has also been the budget director, a duty he will now relinquish along with other administrative responsibilities. Moore graduated from Gallaudet, earned an MS in Chemistry from Southern Methodist University, and his PhD Physical Chemistry from North Texas State University. (Faculty Profile, LinkedIn.)

Related posts: Profile of Gallaudet's New Ombuds; Gallaudet's Ombuds Publishes Inaugural ReportList of Certified Ombuds Expands to 45; IOA Posts Agenda for 2011 Conference; Gallaudet Ombuds to Mark 2011 Conflict Resolution Day; IOA Makes Further Upgrades to Website;

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