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Contact the Ombuds

Steve Madden, Ph.D., professor of communication, serves as the University's faculty ombuds. Madden is a member of the International Ombudsman Association.

The Ombuds office is located at 107 Founders Drive in Sands Hall 111 (Post Office building). Please call 843-349-2727 if you wish to meet with him or discuss a question or concern. Remember, email is not a confidential form of communication. If you do email madden@coastal.edu, then please only leave your name, telephone number and a convenient time for a return call. Your email or your call will be returned to discuss your issue or to arrange for a meeting time.

Ways to contact the Ombuds

If you wish to talk with the ombuds regarding a specific concern or issue, please use the form below or call 843-349-2727 to discuss or arrange a meeting. Please remember that email is not a confidential means of communication.