August 06, 2019

Villanova University Appoints First Ombuds

Meg Willoughby has been selected as the first Faculty Ombudsperson for the private Catholic university in southeast Pennsylvania. This is a part-time position and Willoughby is concurrently employed as Senior Attorney and Subject Matter Expert (investigator) in the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, where she has practiced since 2005. 

Willoughby graduated from Boston College, and earned a Masters of Public Affairs and Politics and JD from Rutgers University. She is a member of IOA. (Rutgers Ombuds.)

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Also related: Harvard Law Case Study Focuses on Ombuds and the 'Dear Colleague Letter'IOA Takes a Stand on Title IX Issues; Watch Senator Question White House Title IX Expert on Role of Campus Ombuds; IOA Releases Memo Providing Legal Grounds for Ombuds Confidentiality in Title IX Matters; IOA Compiles Title IX Resources; IOA Surveys Higher Education Ombuds Confidentiality for Clery Act & Title IX Matters; U.S. Department of Education Suggests Mediation an Option for Title IX Complaints; IOA Posts First Press ReleaseInternational Ombudsman Association Comments on Proposed Title IX Changes.


  1. Isn't there a potential conflict of interest with her OCR responsibilities and ombuds informality/neutrality?

    1. I have so many questions.
      -Angry Ombuds