Creating a Student Ombudsperson Office

Creating a Student Ombudsperson Office enhances student supportive services at the University. The office will be created in collaboration between the Provost, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Office, and Vice President for Student Life to advocate for students experiencing a campus climate concern.

Status: In Progress

Position description currently under review by Human Capital Services - 8/25/2020

Draft position description vetted and approved by core team members - 8/17/22

Draft position description completed - 8/10/2020

Draft of position description commences - 7/22/2020

Research of potential job duties and responsibilities begins. Compared to 12 institutions/organizations with student facing ombudsperson - 7/8/2020

Core leadership meet to discuss forward direction - 7/7/2020

President announces Action Steps in K-State Today Special Issue - 7/1/2020

Timeline and Milestones

Target goal to have the position description vetted, approved, funded and ready for the search process by 9/15/2020.

Accountable Administrators and Action Team

This initiative is led by a core leadership team that will expand to include subcommittees while stakeholder feedback is being gathered and concerns are being documented. The lead administrator identified below will be responsible for initiating and reporting on the progress of the initiative overall. 

Core leadership team

  • Bryan Samuel, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, lead administrator
  • Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President
  • Thomas Lane, Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Adrian Rodriguez, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs