East Carolina University

Open Forum on the Role of a University Ombuds Office

Guest Speakers

Wayne Blair, Director of the Ombuds Office at UNC Chapel Hill and a nationally recognized leader in university Ombuds services and development.  http://www.ombuds.unc.edu/about.html

Mike Giancola, North Carolina State University Students Ombuds with over 25 years of experience in college administration.  https://ombuds.dasa.ncsu.edu/about-us/  

Joshua Canzona, North Carolina School of the Arts Ombuds, an experienced Ombuds.  https://www.uncsa.edu/mysa/faculty-staff/ombuds-office/index.aspx

In 2011, a Mediation Planning Committee recommended establishment of an Ombuds Office at ECU; however, budgetary constraints prevented the University from acting on the proposal at that time.  At its September 2017 meeting, the ECU Faculty Senate passed a resolution recommending the University act on the 2011 recommendation, establish a process to develop an Ombuds office, and invite representatives from other UNC institutions to provide information and answer questions about their programs. Our guest speakers will speak briefly about their programs, its perceived value and answer your questions. Please make plans to attend this very informative and engaging open forum. Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, please contact Professor John Stiller, Chair of the Faculty (stillerj@ecu.edu) or Nkaze Nkengtego, Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs (nkengtegon15@ecu.edu).  Thank you.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 10:00am to 12:00pm

Mendenhall Student Center, 244

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Office for Equity and Diversity

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Students, Faculty, Staff

Faculty Senate
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Nkaze Nkengtego

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