September 30, 2022

Duke Appoints First University Ombuds

Jessica Kuchta-Miller, CO-OP, has been hired to lead an expanded Ombuds Office that will serve all of Duke University. She joins Student Ombuds, Keegan Cary, Interim Ombuds, Ada Gregory, Interim Faculty Ombuds, and Ombuds for Medical Students and Post-Docs, Jean Spaulding. Kuchta-Miller comes to the position from Washington University St. Louis, where she has been the Ombuds for Staff since 2015.

Kuchta-Miller brings significant Ombuds expertise to Duke. Prior to working at Wash U, she was an Associate Ombuds at the University of Colorado Boulder, an Administrator and Adjunct Professor at Hamline Law School, and ran community mediation programs. She served two terms as an IOA Director, chaired the IOA Government and Policy Committee, taught Foundations courses, and lead efforts to promote and protect the role of Ombuds in Title IX matters. (Duke Today; LinkedIn.)

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