The Ombudsperson is a dispute resolution practitioner
whose major function is to provide confidential and informal assistance
to the faculty.
The Ombudsperson holds an autonomous position, reporting solely to the President.
The function of the ombudsperson is to provide the faculty and
faculty leadership with a resource to assist them in resolution of
conflict in its earliest stages. The Ombudsperson is neither an advocate
for faculty nor an agent of UTMB. Rather, the Ombudsperson is a
resource and an advocate for fair processes. The Ombudsperson remains
neutral, considers all sides of a question in an objective, impartial
manner, and then assists in conflict resolution.
Cary W. Cooper, PhD
Phone: (409) 392-3351