Mission | LSU Office of the Ombudsperson


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.


"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking."

-Marcus Aurelius

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


Retha Niedecken, JD, CO-OP®
Office of the Ombudsperson
Student Union, Rm 451
University Admin. Bldg.
Rm, 123-E