Pamela Bruzina, professor of nutrition and exercise physiology in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources and the School of Medicine, was named MU’s inaugural ombudsperson by Provost Latha Ramchand on July 1, 2023.
In this role Bruzina will serve to provide informal assistance and impartial conflict and dispute resolution to MU faculty as a designated neutral party. She will also develop educational programs for faculty to facilitate access to existing conflict resolution resources and reporting mechanisms.
“My overarching goal for the ombudsperson role is for faculty to feel seen, heard, and cared for,” Bruzina said.
The ombudsperson is housed in the Office of the Provost and serves a promoter of fairness in our institution. Bruzina will act as a source of information and referral for faculty members, aid in answering individual’s questions and concerns, and assist in resolution of those concerns.
To learn more about Bruzina’s position as ombudsperson, visit: Pamela Bruzina selected as inaugural MU ombudsperson // Show Me Mizzou // University of Missouri.