The private university near Boston has appointed two new Ombuds and expanded the service to faculty, staff, alumni, and other stakeholders. Don Greenstein and Cathy Burack are joining Elena Lewis (who has been the Student Ombuds for two years) as campus Ombuds. In an email to the campus, Chief Diversity Officer Mark Brimhall-Vargas said that the new Ombuds “will make it possible for all members of the Brandeis community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and others — to access conflict-resolution assistance for situations they might encounter at the university.” (Brandeis Justice.)
Don Greenstein comes to Brandeis from the Boston Law Collaborative. He is also an Adjunct Professor with the MA General Hospital Institute for Medical Professionals, a Senior Affiliate of the MA Office of Public Collaboration, and an active Reservist Ombuds with FEMA. Greenstein graduated from Antioch College in Ohio and earned his a law degree from Antioch School of Law in Washington, DC.
Cathy Burack has worked at Brandeis since 2003 as a Senior Fellow for Higher Education in the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. She has volunteered on a variety of committees and groups for diversity issues on campus and in the community. Burack graduated from the University of Rochester and earned her PhD in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.
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