MSU hires ombudsman to help with flood-related issues
Rob Anderson, special assistant to the president, started July 25 as Minot State University’s ombudsman to assist with resolving issues arising from the Souris River flood of 2011. As ombudsman, Anderson may assume various roles such as representative, liaison, advocate or other intermediary roles on behalf of the university in support of and to resolve matters affecting faculty, staff and students.
"I look forward to meeting and working with Minot State University students, faculty and staff to assist them with any of their flood needs," Anderson said.
The New Rockford native’s responsibilities will evolve as necessary. He will coordinate with existing Minot State functions, such as public information, human resources, student services and facilities management, and external agencies to find resolutions for problems facing the people of MSU in the flood’s aftermath.
Initially, the ombudsman will help resolve housing needs and coordinate volunteer support as requested. An MSU shelter assistance webpage allows faculty, staff and students to inform Anderson what assistance is needed. The webpage also allows individuals to identify how they are able to help.
Anderson, a retired Minot Public Schools art teacher, is an art adjunct at MSU. An alumnus, he is also a member of the Alumni Association board of directors.
To contact Anderson, email email@example.com or call 858-3169.