After nearly two years of advocacy by campus groups and several internal recommendations for the appointment of an Ombuds, Syracuse University has not yet created a program. The project has been delegated by the provost to LaVonda Reed, and a professor at the Syracuse College of Law. This past summer, the Women’s Concerns Committee contacted Reed about the upcoming USOA annual conference, which is concerning because most higher ed Ombuds are members of IOA. The editorial board of the Daily Orange, however, supports the creation of an Ombuds office following IOA standards. (Daily Orange article, editorial.)
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