Prof. Patricia Faison Hewlin began a five-year mandate as the Ombudsperson for Students, on May 1, 2020.
AS THE OMBUDSPERSON for Students, Prof. Hewlin provides an independent, impartial and confidential service through which students may seek the just, fair and equitable resolution of any University-related concern. 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 Hewlin joined the Desautels Faculty of Management in 2010, where she served a term as coordinator for the organizational behaviour area, and most recently, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs. She researches factors that facilitate and impede diverse and authentic expressions in the workplace, with a particular emphasis on leadership, employee well-being, and work engagement. Prior to academia, she held a leadership role in the financial services industry.
She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and integrity, that serve her well in this position, as does the high esteem and respect she enjoys from students, faculty, and administrators alike.