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Contact Your Ombuds

  • FACULTY OMBUDS
    Steven Madden, Ph.D.
    Faculty Ombuds
    Sands Hall 111
    843-349-2727
    madden@coastal.eduFall and Spring semesters
    Monday and Wednesday
    11 a.m.-4 p.m.,
    and by appointment
  • STAFF OMBUDS
    Dan Lawless, MSIT
    Interim Staff Ombuds
    Kimbel Library 216
    843-333-6957
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Steve Madden, Ph.D., professor of communication, serves as the University's faculty ombuds. Madden is a member of the International Ombudsman Association.

The Facuty Ombuds office is located at 107 Founders Drive in Sands Hall 111 (Mail Services/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.

Dan Lawless, MSIT, serves as the University’s interim staff ombuds. Lawless is a member of the International Ombudsman Association.

The Staff Ombuds office is located in Kimbel Library 216. Please call the staff ombuds' cell phone at 843-333-6957 if you wish to arrange an appointment, or stop by during posted office hours. To better ensure your privacy, please use the cell phone number as a means of making contact. Please ensure that you leave your name, and how you’d like to be contacted, and your call will be returned.

Ways to contact the faculty ombuds

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