Tom Sebok has an M.Ed. from the University of Delaware. Between 1976 and 1990 he worked as a counselor in three different community colleges and became an ombudsperson at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1990. In 1992 he became the Director of that office. From 1995 - 1999, he was Secretary for the Board of the University and College Ombuds Association. He serves on the editorial board for a professional journal dedicated to ombuds practice. He has published seven articles in The Journal of the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds and made numerous presentations at regional and national conferences related to conflict management and ombudsing. He is the winner of the 2002 Stanley V. Anderson Award for Overall Service to Ombudsmen and the 1998 Service Excellence Award for the California Caucus of College and University Ombuds. He helped establish the University of Colorado’s Restorative Justice Program, the first of its kind at a college or university in the United States.