Welcome to the Office of the University Ombuds at UTSA. The Ombuds Office is a place where all employees, including faculty, staff, student employees, and administrators can come in (or phone) to talk about their concerns in a safe and welcoming environment. The Ombuds is an alternative resource that is voluntary, confidential, informal and neutral. The Ombuds Office supports the idea of self-determination and cooperative conflict engagement to understand the policies and procedures of the University, develop options, and seek fair and equitable results.
Mission Statement: To provide a confidential space for problem solving through active listening and dialog.
Vision: Operating off-the-record to assist faculty, staff and student employees develop mechanisms for handling employment related concerns.
“When you’ve worked hard and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity, you don’t slam it shut behind you. You reach back, and give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed.” – Michelle Obama
Donna Edmondson, M.A.
Office of the University Ombuds
North Paseo Building (NPB) 5.130