Bellevue College established the ombuds office in late spring of 2007. The first ombuds, Miranda Kato was appointed on May 16, 2007 in the eighth week of Spring Quarter. In addition to setting up the office, initial efforts were made to establish the foundation of the office: mission, services, guiding principles, and procedures.
The Ombuds office entered its fourth year of service at Bellevue College. During this academic year, many members in the Bellevue College community helped deliver the Ombuds services to those who needed services. They sometimes referred individuals to the Ombuds office for assistance, and at the other times, they took care of those referred to them.
Objectives: Increase awareness of ombuds services as an alternative conflict resolution channel; Encourage to think about future organizational change efforts