February 17, 2023

University of Wyoming Selects Next Ombuds for Staff

Nellie Haddad has been appointed UW's Ombudsperson for staff and students. The new full-time position will practice to IOA standards and reports as part of the Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. Haddad follows Wyoming's first Student Ombuds, Dilnoza Khasilova, who has moved to another position at the university.

Haddad comes to the position from Champlain College where she taught in the Division of Education & Human Studies. She has been a visiting assistant professor at the University of Montana, an administrator at UC Berkeley, and an intern with the U.S. Department of State at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, and the Middle East Human Rights Desk. She graduated from UC Berkeley and earned Masters at the University of South Carolina and Champlain College, and a PhD at Berkeley. (LinkedIn; UW News.)

Updated 2/27/23: The post initially and incorrectly stated that Haddad was the Ombuds for staff and administrators. This was corrected and additional biographical information added, along with a link to an article with further details.


  1. This isn't accurate. Nellie Haddad is the staff and student ombuds. Dilnoza Khasilova has taken another position with the U of WY.

    1. Thanks for the comment. Can you provide any public link with this info? I've searched uwyo.edu and do not find anything more than her listing in the directory.

    2. Not yet. The position is new and there isn't a public announcement yet. That will be forthcoming in the next week. You can contact me for further information at nhaddad@uywo.edu. Thank you.

    3. I will be very happy to update this post. I'll be in touch.