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Ombudsperson

The Citadel's ombudsperson is a neutral party who helps Citadel cadets, CGC students, parents of cadets and students, faculty, and staff resolve disputes and concerns informally and confidentially. When possible, the ombudsperson will work to settle grievances and seek solutions to problems outside the college's formal problem resolution systems.

You can write or speak to the ombudsperson about these types of issues:

  • Workplace concerns and mistreatment
  • Learning environment mistreatment
  • Sexual harassment, peer harassment
  • Hazing, fourth-class system violations
  • Discrimination
  • Informal Advice
  • Informational Items

Colonel John Robinson, Dr. Lee Westberry and Major Shamus Gillen are The Citadel's ombudspersons. They can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the methods listed below. It would be helpful (if possible) to schedule an appointment in advance by phone or e-mail. The ombud@citadel.edu e-mail address goes to all ombudspersons.

View The Citadel Ombudsperson policy

Major Shamus Gillen, '96 - MBA

Work Phone: 843-953-4830
Cell Phone: 843-743-9487
E-mail: gillens@citadel.edu
Office Location: Admissions, Bond Hall 120

Shamus Gillen, MBA

Dr. Lee Westberry - PhD

Work Phone: 843-953-5188
Cell Phone: 843-478-8175
E-mail: lwestber@citadel.edu
Office Location: Bond Hall Rm. 237

Dr. Lee Westbury 

Colonel John A. Robinson, Jr. - JD, MBA

Work Phone: 843-953-4822
Cell Phone: 713-557-7584
Email: jrobin21@citadel.edu    
Office Location: Bond Hall 369

John Robinson, JD - MBA

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