Dear faculty, staff and graduate students,
I write to address a topic that has generated some discussion on campus recently. The University of Mississippi is not doing away with the Office of the University Ombuds. I am moving expeditiously to name an acting University Ombuds to serve on a temporary basis.
As noted on the university website, the Office of the University Ombuds provides faculty, staff and graduate students with a confidential, neutral, independent and informal place to seek assistance voluntarily in bringing forth and resolving campus-related concerns, problems or disputes. This approach ensures that every voice at the University of Mississippi can be heard, without fear of loss of privacy, retaliation or retribution. The university is committed to upholding these principles and maintaining this important function on our campus.
Glenn F. Boyce