The Office of the Ombuds is serviced by Dr. Akanmu G. Adebayo, Professor of History in the Department of History and Philosophy, and Dr. Luc Guglielmi, Professor of French in the Department of World Languages and Cultures.

Dr. Akanmu Adebayo has had extensive teaching, administrative, and academic experiences at KSU and at other institutions. He served as assistant dean in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, executive director of KSU’s Institute for Global Initiatives, and director of the Center for Conflict Management. He has conducted research in African and African Diaspora studies and in conflict management. He has also taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Dr. Luc D Guglielmi has been a professor at KSU since 2006. He has served as the Coordinator of the French program and as Director of a number of study abroad programs in Belgium and in France for the European Council of the University System of Georgia (now the University System of Georgia Goes Global) as well as at KSU. He has taught in multiple departments and is currently an affiliate in the Gender and Women Studies program.

An Ombuds provides confidential and informal assistance in the resolution of university-related concerns, especially those not being addressed adequately through normal procedures. He or she is an independent person who attempts to consider all sides of an issue in an impartial and objective manner. An Ombuds cannot impose solutions but can help identify options and strategies for resolution.

The KSU Ombuds serve all members of the campus community. 

Please contact the KSU Ombuds office at 470-578-7773 if we might be of assistance. In case you reach voicemail, please let us know when we might reach you; we seek to return calls within 24 hours, or on Monday morning if you left a message on the weekend. Please be mindful that voicemail should not be considered confidential.

Visitors may also contact the Ombuds office by email at Please be mindful that email should also not be considered confidential. Please include only your contact information and availability to speak; do not include sensitive or confidential information.

Our office hours:

Monday and Wednesday Kennesaw Hall 2302 (Kennesaw Campus) 9am-3pm

Tuesday and Thursday Norton Hall R2-314 (Marietta Campus) 10am-4pm

Additional Resources

Due to the confidential, neutral, informal, and independent function of the Ombuds Office, communication with this office does not constitute official notice to Kennesaw State University.