Meet the Faculty Ombuds
Charmaine Tomczyk serves as the University's Faculty Ombuds. Following an internal search, she was elected by the Faculty Senate and confirmed by the University Provost to serve a temporary term from August 2008 through December 2009. In December, following reviews and interviews, a faculty committee appointed by the Provost and Senate recommended continuation of the position for three years through December 2012 and endorsed Tomczyk to serve as Faculty Ombuds. The Faculty Senate and Provost approved the extension. In May 2012, the Executive Committee of the Faculty Senate with the endorsement of the Provost, made a motion to convert the Ombuds position to a permanent status, yet remaining on a part-time (one-third) basis.
In 2009, Tomczyk completed introductory and advanced training through the International Ombudsman Association (IOA) (www.ombudsassociation.org). Following the eligibility requirements (experience, 2-hour test and phone interviews), Tomczyk earned certification in January 2012 from the IOA; CO-OPsm Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner designation. She adheres to the IOA's standards and ethics. Her office is located at 107 Founders Drive in SANDS HALL (post office bldg.) Room 111. Please call 843-349-2403 if you wish to meet the ombuds or discuss a question or concern. Email is not a confidential form of communication. If you do email firstname.lastname@example.org, then please leave your name and phone number only. Your call will be returned to discuss your issue or to arrange for a meeting time.