Ada Emmett became the Acting University Ombuds in January 2021. She joined the Ombuds Office as the Faculty Ombuds in July 2019, serving the university community of students, staff, and faculty.
Ada completed State of Kansas approved training in Core Mediation at Johnson County Community College and Restorative Justice training in June 2019; and in October 2020 completed the International Ombudsman Association’s Foundation Training for new ombuds.
Dr. D. A. Graham has more than 20 years of experience as a Master Facilitator and Mediator in the resolution of complaints, appeals and internal grievance processes for employee/employer issues. He has worked to resolve issues between parties through various types of mediation and communication processes. He has designed and taught numerous courses and workshops on communication, conflict engagement skills, diversity and accountability at multiple universities, corporate and nonprofit organizations.