Faculty Ombuds Bio

Dr. Deborah Sibila, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice in the College of Liberal Arts (CLA), has been appointed Faculty Ombuds beginning Spring semester 2024. Dr. Sibila has been part of the Texas A&M University Corpus Christi community since 2018 and currently serves as Co-Faculty Advisor for the Criminal Justice Student Society, Co-Coordinator for the Islander Green Zone Training Program, Criminal Justice Program Library Liaison, Title IX Advisor, Co-Faculty Advisor for Alpha Phi Sigma - The Criminal Justice Honor Society, member of the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Undergraduate Scholarship Committee, and the Veterans Success Committee, and CLA FTSCA Committee Representative. Dr. Sibila previously served as Chairperson – College of Liberal Arts Curriculum Committee (2019-2020).

Dr. Sibila remarked, “I am eager to apply the expertise and knowledge gained from my military and federal service, along with my varied roles at TAMUCC, to support our university faculty. As a woman, veteran, and Hispanic individual, I believe my unique skills and perspectives will contribute to the role of Faculty Ombuds. By instituting an open-door policy, my goal is to establish a secure and supportive environment that encourages inquiries, the exploration of options, and active engagement in the ongoing enhancement of our university.”

The Faculty Ombuds works with faculty to resolve concerns prior to their escalating to a formal complaint. If this informal resolution of concerns fails, or where informal resolution is not advisable, the Faculty Ombuds will counsel faculty regarding their options for formal action and direct them to the appropriate university rules, procedures, resources, and offices.