Katherine Greenwood has joined the CU Denver | Anschutz Ombuds Office. Greenwood is assuming the responsibilities formerly held by Mary Chavez Rudolph.
Located in the Annex of the CU Denver Building at 1250 14th Street, the Ombuds Office is a resource available to all members of the University community to provide informal conflict resolution. The Ombuds Office provides a forum for prompt, impartial and confidential discussion for individuals to review options for informal resolutions of differences.
Greenwood comes to the Ombuds Office with more than 20 years of experience as an attorney, mediator and executive coach. Additionally, she has experience working in higher education as an adjunct professor at Loyola University Chicago.
“I am excited to get to know the CU Denver community at the downtown campus,” said Greenwood. “My first step here is to invite students, staff and faculty to the Ombuds Office. We have designed the space to be a welcoming, personal, and safe place for individuals or groups to express their concerns, small or large, about university-related issues.”
The services offered by the Ombuds Office are confidential, impartial and informal. The emphasis, Greenwood said, represents independent assistance to people who are experiencing conflicts, interpersonal issues, or who have complaints, which might include academic issues, administrative policies and procedures, or workplace disputes.
Greenwood completed her undergraduate work in Sociology at Tulane University where she also earned a juris doctorate degree. She holds a master’s degree in the Humanities and is presently completing her doctoral degree at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She was granted a certificate in Conflict Resolution from the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution.
In the Ombuds Office, Greenwood’s work will focus on students and staff at the Denver campus. Her office is in the CU Denver Building, Room100P. Greenwood can be reached via email or directly at 303-315-0046.