Ombuds Services

The Faculty Senate, in cooperation with the Provost, created the position of Faculty Ombudsperson to act as a neutral agent in faculty disputes. The Ombudsperson informally assists in resolving concerns or problems related to issues of faculty rights and responsibilities; acts as a confidential and informal resource for information, mutual communication channel, a complaint receiver, and dispute resolution facilitator; fosters communication between members of the campus community; and promotes the values of fairness, equity, justice, equality of opportunity and mutual respect. All inquiries are confidential unless the faculty member gives the Ombudsperson permission to go to a third person. The current office holder is Professor Kim Killu, who is serving until August 31, 2020.

Anyone with questions or concerns are invited to contact Ombuds Services, call Kim Killu at 313-593-5240 or email

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