Grand Valley's inaugural employee ombuds will bring a familiarity of campus, its people and its policies when stepping into that new role February 1.
Elisa Salazar, work-life consultant for Human Resources, was named employee ombuds following a national search. Salazar began working at Grand Valley in 2017.
The co-chair of the search committee, Tonisha Jones, associate professor of criminal justice, said there was a strong and diverse candidate pool, adding the committee felt Salazar demonstrated strong knowledge of the role and how it can help meet the challenges higher education faces.
"Elisa's education, work experience and professional training will allow her to effectively engage with university employees from a wide variety of backgrounds, cultures and viewpoints, as well as work with university leadership to address identified areas in need of change," Jones said.