The University Ombudsperson serves as an independent, confidential, informal, and neutral resource for members of the campus community to address concerns and conflicts.
The Auburn University Ombudsperson is a neutral resource with training in conflict resolution who provides confidential and informal assistance to the campus community. The Auburn University Ombuds Office was established in 2008 to provide a confidential, neutral source for staff and faculty to express concerns, identify options to address workplace conflicts, facilitate productive communication, and surface responsible concerns regarding university policies and practices. In 2011, the scope of these resources were expanded to include the student population.
Contact the ombudsperson at any point during an issue when a confidential conversation or source of information may be needed. The ombudsperson will listen to your concerns, give you information about University policies, help you evaluate your situation, and assist you in making plans to resolve the conflict. You control the process and decide which course of action to take. Contacting the Ombuds Office is completely voluntary and you choose the course of action that is best suited to your interests.
C. Kevin Coonrod, JD
* Please be aware that email is not a secure or confidential method of communication.
There shall be no reprisals for visiting the Office of the Ombudsperson.
Kevin Coonrod is registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster.
Due to the confidential, neutral, informal and independent function of the Ombuds Office, communication with this office does not constitute notice to Auburn University.
Last Updated: Mar. 5, 2015