“Ironically, an important student advocate on campus says he feels lost and unknown in the University bureaucracy. Robert Holmes, the University ombudsman, provides students with confidential counseling service to get advice and settle disputes with the University.

If students feel that they are being treated unfairly or that the University has made an error, the Ombuds Office can assist them in resolving the issue, Holmes said.

“Number one, I help — through information — to empower students to be good advocates for their position. Secondly, I give them options that perhaps, in the heat of the moment, they didn’t consider,” Holmes added.” …

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Author: Rob