Meet the Ombudsperson
Dr. Spencer Boudreau began a five-year mandate as the Ombudsperson for Students, effective September 1, 2009.
AS THE OMBUDSPERSON for Students, Dr. Boudreau is charged with providing an independent, impartial and confidential process through which students may seek the just, fair and equitable resolution of any University-related concern, where normal non-adversarial administrative channels for addressing such matters are inappropriate in the circumstances or prove ineffective. The Ombudsperson for Students, where appropriate, may also review University policies, guidelines and procedures affecting students, make recommendations for change, and promote discussion of University-wide student related concerns.
Professor Boudreau brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and integrity to this position. He has been a member of the Faculty of Education for over 20 years, serving as Director of the Office of Student Teaching for nine years and as Associate Dean (Teaching, Learning, and Students) for six years. He has also served as a member of the Committee on Student Affairs and as Chair of the University Grievance Committee, which will serve him well in his new position, as will the high esteem and respect he enjoys from students, faculty, and administrators alike.