September 07, 2017

Wesleyan University Debuts Ombuds Program

The private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut has named Israela Adah Brill-Cass to serves as its first Ombuds for a one-year pilot program. According to a statement from President Michael Roth, "I’m pleased to announce that in response to feedback from faculty and staff, we have hired an ombudsperson—an informal, independent and confidential resource for employees dealing with Title IX and other workplace conflicts. [Brill-Cass] will be on campus one day a week beginning in mid-September...." Brill-Cass will practice to IOA Standards.  

Brill-Cass is attorney and mediator with over twenty years of experience in the Boston area.  She has been recognized as a "New England Super Lawyer" and "Top Woman Attorney in Alternative Dispute Resolution," and she teaches at Emerson College. Brill-Cass graduated from Brandeis University and earned her JD at Suffolk University Law School. (Equity@Wesleyan;  Wesleyan Ombuds via Fixerrr; LinkedIn.)

Related Post: Wesleyan Faculty Seek Ombuds for Title IX Issues.

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