Contact the Office

A face-to-face visit is often most effective, and the Ombuds Office offers a confidential place in which to meet. The Ombudsperson will schedule a meeting with you at a time that works best with your schedule, and extended hours are offered to accommodate different shifts.

To protect your privacy and to avoid waiting, unscheduled or unannounced visits are discouraged.

The Ombudsperson will travel to Alexandria, Eunice, Shreveport, and New Orleans upon request. 

To arrange a meeting, please contact the Ombuds Office at (225) 578-2483, or by email at Please note that email and voice mail communications are not confidential.

Retha Niedecken, JD, CO-OP®, Ombudsperson  | (225) 578-2483
Student Union, Room 451 |  University Administration Building, Room 123-E

The Ombuds Process

  1. Listen to Concerns
  2. Gather Information
  3. Propose Solutions
  4. Follow Up

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