CONTACT: CHARLES S. DRUM
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0048; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: June 21, 2001
Lon Moeller is named university ombudsperson
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Lon Moeller, clinical associate professor of business
at the University of Iowa, has been named to the office of the university
ombudsperson for a two-year term beginning July 1. Moeller holds a law degree,
an M.A. degree in business administration, and a B.B.A. degree, all from the
The UI office of the ombudsperson serves students, faculty, and staff by
offering a confidential, neutral, and independent dispute resolution service.
The ombudsperson's mission is to ensure that all members of the university
community receive fair and equitable treatment within the university system.
Established in 1985, the office is staffed by two ombudspersons appointed
by the president of the university. One is appointed to a halftime, non-renewable
four-year term, and the other has a full-time professional appointment. The
ombudsperson investigates claims of unfair treatment or erroneous procedure
and serves as a neutral and detached listener, information resource, adviser,
intermediary, and mediator.
Moeller joins Maile Sagen, a fulltime professional employee, who has served
with the office since 1989. He replaces Bernard Sorofman, associate professor
of pharmacy, who served two years of a four-year term, beginning in July 1999.
Sorofman is assuming the position of associate dean in College of Pharmacy.