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Any member of the University community can reach out to our office or schedule an appointment by phone or email. You can work with our office directly, or you can engage with the Ombuds Affiliate Network.

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Phone: (585) 275-9125


Meet the University Ombuds

Lynnett Van Slyke, MS, MEd

Lynnett Van Slyke has served in the role as University Ombuds, formally known as the University Intercessor, since joining the University in 2014. She also serves as the University Director of Disability Compliance.


Frederick C. Jefferson, Jr EdD, MA, MS, BS

Professor Emeritus Jefferson is a behavioral scientist who serves as a University Ombuds and has extensive experience in the teaching and practice of organizational change, with an emphasis on understanding the influence of human diversity on the change process.


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