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Ombuds Office

A Message from President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D.

About the Ombuds Office

Mount St. Mary's University is a Catholic liberal arts institution of higher education in the pursuit of truth. Mindful of its role in the Church's mission to the world and respectful of the religious liberty of all, the University affirms the values and beliefs central to the Catholic vision of the person and society and seeks to deepen understanding of our faith and its practice in just and compassionate engagement with the world (Mount St. Mary’s University Undergraduate Mission Statement). Our Undergraduate Mission Statement goes on to say that the Mount strives to graduate men and women who cultivate a mature spiritual life, live by high intellectual and moral standards, respect the dignity of other persons, see and seek to resolve the problems facing humanity, and commit themselves to live as responsible citizens.

The University Ombuds Office was established in September 2023 by President Timothy Trainor. The Office empowers student employees, faculty, administrators and staff with informal and confidential resources for conflict resolution. We provide amicable conflict mediation and coaching services and help connect student-workers and employees with resources inside the organization and occasionally outside of the University. MSMU Ombuds help community members consider available options for problem resolution, believing that conflict may be a gift heralding the need for positive change, a sign of the Holy Spirit's work among us.

Read the Ombuds Office Charter

To contact the Ombuds Office please email

Meet Our Team

Love L. Sechrest, M.S., M.Div., Ph.D.

Love L. Sechrest, M.S., M.Div., Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Jack Trammell, Ph.D.

Jack Trammell, Ph.D.

Department Chair / Professor


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