Bruce Auerbach, Faculty Ombuds, is a Professor of Theatre with a specialty in design for the stage. In March, 2009 he was appointed to a three-year term as University Mediation Coordinator (UMC) then began serving as the University’s first Faculty Ombuds in Spring of 2012.
After nearly twenty-five years of serving in an administrative capacity, Bruce rejoined the faculty ranks and began searching for ways to become more involved as a “citizen of the University.” This search led to his role as UMC and formal training as an Organizational Ombuds. In 2009 he became a member of the International Ombudsman Association and went on to pass the Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner (CO-OP®) exam.
The highly collaborative nature of theatre, along with his service as an administrator and professor have created a unique and valuable background preparing him for work as an Ombuds. He is especially attracted to the numerous opportunities to help the faculty, administration and University as a whole.
In 2013 Bruce became a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner (CO-OP®).