April 14, 2013

University of Wisconsin Ombuds Honored

Rosa Garner, the Ombudsperson for the UW–Madison Schools of Medicine and Public Health, and Pharmacy, has received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service to the University. Pat Kokotailo, professor of pediatrics and associate dean for faculty development and faculty affairs said that Garner works behind the scenes, “to improve the climate and community within the [schools] and the entire campus, with her diligence, persistence and attention to all people’s needs.” (UW-Madison News.)

Related post: Save the Date for 2012 Summer Academic Ombuds Meeting.


  1. Heartfelt Congratulations to Rosa Garner for gaining recognition for her diligence and excellence! Way to go, Rosa! Regards, Anu Rao.

  2. Add my voice to Anu's to congratulate Rosa.
    Anytime we can build public positive sentiment for the ombuds function and get away from the cloak of secrecy (while maintaining confidentiality) the field is advance.

    Thanks Rosa for raising us all up on the quality of your contribution to UW-M!

    John W. Zinsser