September 26, 2017

Iowa State University Ombuds Profiled

Deanna Clingan-Fischer, ISU's first full-time University Ombuds Officer, was introduced to the campus in a feature article in the Iowa State Daily. Clingan-Fisher is transitioning from nearly three decades as an advocate for the elderly with Iowa's Department on Aging and the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman.

Although the demographic and the role itself is a bit different, for Clingan-Fischer, the desire to help others remains the same. 
“It’s always been my passion,” Clingan-Fischer said. “I just see so many barriers that are placed in front of people who don’t know how to respond and they need someone just gently moving them toward the right resolution for them.” 
While Clingan-Fischer is still settling into her new position — she’s only been at Iowa State a little over a month — she is already developing a plan to increase outreach and help spread awareness of the office on campus.
(Iowa State Daily.)

Related posts: Iowa State University's Founding Ombuds Departs; Job Posting; Iowa State University Names Next Ombuds.

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