Graham named associate ombuds officer

April 24, 2008 3:33 p.m.
Diedrick (D.A.) Graham

Diedrick (D.A.) Graham Photo: Courtesy of Diedrick (D.A.) Graham

Diedrick (D.A.) Graham, formerly the student ombudsman at San Diego State University, has been named Princeton's associate ombuds officer.

Graham, whose appointment was effective Feb. 15, will provide assistance to campus community members who have concerns, complaints or other issues regarding their work or studies. The ombuds office offers confidential consultations and can help develop solutions to problems through mediation, individual coaching, group facilitation or training, or referrals to other University services.

Graham worked at San Diego State for two years. Prior to that, he was a U.S. Navy chaplain, serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and receiving the Military Chaplains Association Chaplain of the Year Award.

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Graham holds a master of divinity degree from the Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta and a master of human relations degree, with a specialization in mediation and negotiation, from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the International Ombudsman Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution and the American Society for Training and Development.

Graham succeeds Nicholas Diehl, who left to work for the National Institutes of Health.