Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza will become the first Ombudsperson for nearly 14,000 graduate and professional students at The Ohio State University on February 1, 2021. Currently, the university has Ombuds programs only for faculty and medical students. According to an announcement from the provost, "Campos-Astorkiza will address issues related to fairness and challenges that graduate and professional students may face with their faculty advisors or within their programs. This position was created in collaboration with university faculty and graduate and professional students in response to the need for extended support."
Campos-Astorkiza has been a faculty member at Ohio State since 2007. She is an Associate Professor of Hispanic Linguistics and director for graduate studies in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. She has received multiple awards for teaching. Campos-Astorkiza graduated from the University of Deusto and earned a master’s and PhD from the University of Southern California. (OSU Announcement.)
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