UC Santa Cruz Selects Ombuds to Reestablish Office
Deidre "De" Acker has been appointed to restore the Ombuds program at the University of California Santa Cruz. She will report to the UCSC chancellor and serve faculty, staff, and students following IOA standards. It is expected that other personnel will be hired to build out the office. Acker is a long-time UC employee and served as the inaugural Ombuds at UC Merced from 2012 through 2015. She will start in January 2023.
In her three decades with the University of California, Acker has served as director of the UC Santa Barbara Women's Center, UC Merced's Office of Campus Climate, and as a Staff Advisor to the UC Board of Regents. (UCSC News.)