In court testimony, former university Ombudsman Jane [sic] Zanglein said that “retaliation by management was a common complaint among employees at WCU,” and that she believes this case has had “a chilling effect on the willingness of other employees to come forward to report illegal or inappropriate activities.”No other details about the case have been published. Zanglein was the Ombuds from August 2013 to September 2014 for a pilot program. WCU did not renew her appointment or implement an Ombuds program. Zanglein is currently Executive Director of the North Carolina Agricultural Mediation Program. (The Sylva Herald; LinkedIn.)
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