The University Ombudsperson serves as an independent, confidential, informal, and neutral resource for employee concerns and conflicts.
Jim Wohl has served as University Ombudsperson since August 2008. Prior to serving as Ombudsperson, he was Professor of Medicine in the Department of Clinical Sciences and served on the faculty in the College of Veterinary Medicine since 1996. He is also a workplace mediator in higher education and has served on a national roster of mediators since 2006. In 2007, he served as interim ombudsperson for Louisiana State University. Jim’s training includes a certificate in Workplace Conflict Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Cornell University Institute of Conflict Resolution and has completed multiple advanced trainings by the International Ombudsman Association and the Consortium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution of the University System of Georgia. Jim received his BA in Public Affairs from SUNY-Albany, a DVM from Purdue University, and a Masters degree in Public Administration (MPA) from Auburn University. His is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care.
Last Updated: Oct. 11, 2011