Meet the Ombuds
The university ombuds is trained in conflict resolution, mediation and leadership guidance. U of I’s ombuds is a contracted service through November 2022 or until a permanent ombuds is hired.
Bathabile K.S. Mthombeni, is the university ombudsman for Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. She is also a coach and mediator, and the founder of Untangled Resolutions, providing mediation, conflict management workshops, facilitation, leadership coaching, and organizational development services. Untangled Resolutions also provides diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) policy, process, and procedure development and implementation services to schools and other organizations.
Bathabile earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Princeton University, her Juris Doctorate from Columbia Law School, and her coaching certificate and master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development from the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas at Dallas.
As a mediator and coach Bathabile is passionate about helping people to learn how to communicate better, resolve their differences, and find the highest expression of their best selves. She can be contacted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org