Prof. Dimitrios Berk began a five-year mandate as the Ombudsperson for Students, effective September 1, 2014.
AS THE OMBUDSPERSON for Students, Prof. Berk 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 Berk has been a member of the Faculty of Engineering for over 30 years, with extensive administrative experience as Chair of the Department of Chemical Engineering for eight years. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and integrity, which will serve him well in his new position, as will the high esteem and respect he enjoys from students, faculty, and administrators alike.