Who is the Ombuds?

Mark Patterson is W&M's University Ombuds. He serves university employees of all categories in helping resolve conflict and navigate administration and policies.  Before becoming the University Ombuds, Mark served as an attorney in the Air Force for 24 years. He received his juris doctor from Duke University and a Master’s of Law in international dispute resolution from Fordham University.

The W&M Ombuds Office adheres to International Ombudsman Association standards of confidentiality, independence, neutrality and informality.