November 08, 2022

University of Minnesota Selects Next Ombuds

In June 2022, finn j. schneider was named the Director & Ombud of the Student Conflict Resolution Center for the large public university in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and Saint Paul. They follow Jan Morse, who retired from after 32 years in the role. schneider (who does not capitalize their name) leads a program that serves nearly 50,000 students, postdocs, and medical residents following IOA and ACCUO standards. The former Interim Director of the SCRC, Michael V. Huyen, has become the HR Director for the university.

schneider has worked in a variety of roles at Minnesota, most recently as the Interim Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center for Queer and Trans Life at Minnesota. They also worked as an ombuds in the Student Conflict Resolution Center for two years in 2017-19. schneider has held administrative positions at UC Berkeley, Macalaster College, University of Vermont, and St. Catherine University. They have also been an adjunct faculty member at Metropolitan State University and the University of St. Thomas. schneider graduated from the College of St. Scholastica, and earned an MA at University of Vermont and PhD at University of Minnesota. (LinkedIn.)

Related posts: Former Ombuds Returns to University of Minnesota; University of Minnesota Ombuds Reports Substantial Monetary Benefits for Students; University of Minnesota Ombuds Reports Success in Work Against Academic Incivility; Job Posting.

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