July 30, 2019

Chronicle of Higher Ed Profiles Campus Ombuds

An article in today's Chronicle of Higher Education surveys the work of University Ombuds. "Meet Your Campus Troubleshooter" focuses on faculty members who become Ombuds, but it also considers the field more broadly. The reporter quotes several Ombuds, including:
Victoria Turgeon at Furman University, Roy Baroff at North Carolina State University, Tom A. Kosakowski at the University of Southern California, Nancy E. Day at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, Jean Civikly-Powell at the University of New Mexico, and John Barker at the University of Rochester.

Related posts: Furman University Creates Ombuds Office; NC State Faculty Ombuds Posts First Annual Report; Two Experienced Ombuds to Create New Program at USC; University of Missouri–Kansas City Appoints First Faculty Ombuds; University of New Mexico Creates Ombuds Office for Faculty and Staff; Two New Ombuds at University of Miami.


  1. Article is behind a paywall. Chances are the interviewees can share a pdf.

  2. Wonderful article that also talks a bit about the 'elusive impact' we often have at institutions. -Reese