The Ombuds Program
The Ombuds Program at Bates provides assistance to staff and faculty seeking appropriate paths to resolving workplace concerns. An ombudsperson is an impartial and confidential resource available to all employees in the college community. They provide opportunities for discussion and a review of options for informal resolutions.
A Supportive Approach
Bates College provides members of the college community with a variety of resources for resolving workplace concerns. Employees
The Ombuds Program
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Employee Assistance Program
Responsibilities & Limits
Our team can assist you by:
Our team cannot:
Meet our Team
Mike began working at Bates in 2007 as the college Wellness Coordinator. He has a degree from UMaine Farmington in Community Health Education concentrating in Exercise Science and Nutrition. He is a fitness enthusiast and has been a personal trainer since 2004. He played rugby in college and went on to play for the Portland Men’s Club for 5 years. He is now the Manager of Wellness & Coordinator of Sports Clubs. In his spare time he enjoys the Maine outdoors, music, and juggling.
Carl is the Senior Associate Dean of Students and has been employed at college since 2011. He received a degree in Music Education from Susquehanna University and a Master’s in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. Born in New Jersey, Carl and his family now live in Lewiston after time in Pennsylvania and upstate New York. Outside of work, Carl enjoys spending time with his three children, singing in the Androscoggin Chorale, reading as many books as he can, and playing the occasional game of poker.
Natalie works in the Office of Intercultural Education as the Assistant Dean of Inclusive Communities and has worked at Bates since May of 2018. She has a B.A. from Smith College in Comparative Literature. Natalie is a Lewiston local and prior to coming to Bates she worked in the area nonprofit community on issues of social justice and equity. When she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, and her two cats, tending to her jungle of house plants, reading, and going out and about in Lewiston-Auburn and the greater State of Maine.