Mission | LSU Office of the Ombudsperson

COVID-19: Ombuds Office Operation Practices  

I am in my office at the University Administration Building, 3810 W. Lakeshore Drive, fulltime Mondays - Fridays.  I am offering in-person, zoom, or telephone meetings.  Meetings will be by appointment only, no drop-ins, please.  Please email me to schedule a day and time for us to talk.  OMBUDS@lsu.edu    Please note that I no longer have an office at the Student Union.


The LSU Ombuds Office is a confidential, impartial, independent and informal process for faculty, staff, administration, and students to seek assistance and guidance to resolve barriers to productivity and to increase the quality of their experience at LSU. The Ombudsperson encourages fairness and equity through issue resolution, communication and outreach, and systemic change and issue prevention identification. Through its mission, the Ombuds Office helps further LSU’s commitment to pursuing educational excellence.


"No one can know where they are going unless they know exactly where they have been and exactly how they arrived at their present place."

-Maya Angelou

The LSU Ombudsperson, Retha Niedecken, is a Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner® (CO-OP®)


Retha Niedecken, JD, CO-OP®
Office of the Ombudsperson
University Admin. Bldg.
Rm, 123-E