August 22, 2016

Ombuds at University of North Dakota Unexpectedly Departs

Sources at UND report that Henok Elias, who became the  full-time Ombuds in November 2015, is no longer at the university.  An email to the entire campus offered little explanation:

Dear Campus Community:  
I write to inform you that I will soon be meeting with the Ombuds Advisory Committee to review future options for providing the services offered through the now vacant Ombuds position.  
I want to assure the campus community that the University is committed to finding ways to provide the services. I will keep the campus apprised as the planning moves ahead.  
Tom DiLorenzo  
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
No other details have been made public.  The website for the UND Ombuds Office and a Twitter account that went live earlier this month have vanished.  

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1 comment:

  1. Whoa! I hope Henok is okay. I've always thought it would be very tough to move to a small town and become an ombuds. Your ability to establish a support network is compromised from the outset. And UND seems like a tough place to work. Wishing him well.
    -The Angry Ombuds