About Us

Neal Powless, University Ombuds

Portrait of Neal Powless.

Neal Powless G’08 serves as the University ombuds. Powless is a Ph.D. candidate in the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology at Nazareth College and a master’s degree in counseling at Syracuse University. A National Certified Counselor, Powless previously served as assistant director of the Native Student Program in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and a career counselor with the Center for Career Services.

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Judy Evans, Office Assistant

Portrait of Judy Evans

Judy Evans serves as Powless’ assistant. Before her role at Syracuse University, Evans served as associate director of a bi-national Chamber of Commerce in Dallas, Texas. Evans is the first point of contact when individuals reach out to make an appointment, by phone or email, with the Office of the University Ombuds.

Contact Us

111 Waverly Ave., Suite 215
315.443.1087

Email the Ombuds

If you email, please include only your meeting request; do not include any confidential information in your email. Details about your particular concern will be discussed during your confidential appointment.

The ombuds is available to schedule in-person and phone appointments during business hours and in the evening to accommodate the variety of working and class schedules of University faculty, staff and graduate students. Appointments can also be scheduled at other locations off campus.