By Craig Chamberlain Jacqueline E. Bowman, an assistant dean of students and director of the Office of Women's Programs at the UI, has been named the new ombuds officer for the campus. Bowman will begin her new duties March 1, succeeding Hugh Satterlee, who has held the position of ombudsman since 1978. Satterlee is retiring after a career on the UI campus that included years as dean of students and vice chancellor for campus affairs. The ombuds officer assists students and faculty and staff members who have been unable to find solutions to their problems through other means. The position was created in 1969 and reports directly to the chancellor. "I am very pleased that Jackie Bowman has accepted this position," Chancellor Michael Aiken said. "I believe she will play a significant role in helping make this campus a good place for faculty, staff and students to work and learn." Bowman came to the university in 1989 from Parkland College as a multicultural counselor in the campus Counseling Center. One year later she was named to her current position. Among the positions she held prior to three years at Parkland were those at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice Recorder's Court Psychiatric Clinic in Detroit. Bowman earned bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan, all in the area of psychology or counseling. "I'm very excited about the position," Bowman said, noting that her previous experience should serve as solid preparation. Among her goals, she said, will be to promote better understanding of campus policies and procedures, as well as "better avenues of communication."