August 11, 2016

University of West Florida Opens Ombuds Office

In February of this year, the mid-sized public university in Pensacola appointed Ron Belter and Tom Westcott as its first-ever Faculty Ombudspersons. Together and on a part-time basis, they work with an academic staff of less than 500. Lusharon Wiley, Senior Associate Dean of Students, has served as the Student Ombudsperson since 2013. 

Belter is currently an Associate Professor in the Psychology Department. He earned his PhD Saint Louis University. Westcott is a member of the Psychology faculty. He has been at UWF for 25 and has also worked at several other universities. He earned a PhD from Penn State University. (UWF Faculty Ombuds.)

Related post: Ombuds Offices Flourish in Florida.

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