TO:           Executive Vice Presidents, Chancellors, Vice Presidents, Vice Chancellors, Vice Provosts, Deans, Directors and Heads of Schools, Divisions, Departments and Offices

From:       President Mitch Daniels

Date:        August 4, 2014

Re:           Faculty ombudsperson

I am pleased to inform you that Ralph Webb, professor of communication, will serve a two-year term as faculty ombudsperson beginning Aug. 18.

In this half-time role, Ralph will act as an independent and objective agent in disputes that involve faculty members. He will assist in informal efforts to address faculty members' concerns, and he will facilitate dialogue between faculty and University offices and administrators.

Ralph's role will be independent from the University's formal administrative structure. He will report directly to the provost and the University Senate's chair.