July 29, 2021

Northern Illinois University Selects Interim Ombuds

After a short internal search, NIU has appointed Merlynette Griffin as its Interim Ombudsperson. Starting August 1, she will fill the position previously held by Sarah Klaper. Griffin has worked at the university since 2008 is currently the Coordinator of Nursing Academic Advising for the the College of Health and Human Sciences. 

“Having existing collaborative relationships across campus will help me get the answers that those who reach out to the ombudsperson’s office are seeking,” Griffin said. “My goal is to help those I work with to feel heard and supported.”  In other positions, she counseled first-generation students and been a health educator. Griffin earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Northern Illinois. (NIU Today.)

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