The Ombuds are advisors, conflict resolution facilitators, and advocates available
to all members of the college community on an informal, confidential basis. They
are appointed by the President to three-year terms, which are renewable. Persons
who believe or suspect they are victims of discrimination, harassment, or any other
behavior that prevents them from participating as full members of the college community
may contact an Ombuds to consider the options for response.
An Ombuds’ duties in such cases may include, but is not limited to listening and
providing an impartial sounding board, suggesting strategies for the individual
or group to adopt, meeting informally with the complainant and the accused (individual
or group representative) with the object of bringing about resolution, meeting privately
with the object of complaint and acting as go-between, or advising the alleged victim
to file a formal complaint.
An Ombuds will keep confidential records of all meetings and consult with the other
Ombuds when appropriate. All records and communications are confidential except in cases of sexual misconduct against students.
The College Ombuds are:
Prof. Steve Lang
Ms. Mary Neal
Prof. Maria Scott