Ombudsperson Elected to Nat#l Office
Ombudsperson Elected to Nat'l Office DALENE HOPPE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NATIONAL ORGANIZATION COLUMBUS -- Dalene Hoppe, assistant ombudsperson at The Ohio State University, has been elected to serve on the Executive Board of the University and College Ombuds Association for a 3- year term. She will be president of the organization in 1994-95. University and College Ombuds Association (UCOA) is an international association of ombudspersons in higher education. Ombudservices attempt to resolve concerns for all of the university community, according to Hoppe. The office distributes information, directs people to the correct person, and acts as a mediator when conflicts arise. Hoppe sees the election as an opportunity to build a stronger network among ombudspersons globally. She feels there is a growing need for education on issues confronting all persons who are part of a university. The Office of Ombudservices at Ohio State was instrumental in the development of UCOA and has been a flagship office for the association since its inception in 1986, said Betty Jo Hudson, university ombudsperson. Hudson said, "This election reflects the high level of professional and personal esteem with which Dalene is regarded by our colleagues." Hoppe, a resident of WESTERVILLE, has worked in Ohio State's ombudservice office for 15 years. She has been involved with UCOA since its beginning as an informal gathering of ombudspersons. # Contact: Dalene Hoppe, University Ombudservices, (614) 292-0307 Written by Amy Ax. [Submitted by: GERSTNER (email@example.com) Thu, 15 Jul 93 15:18:39 EST] All documents are the responsibility of their originator.