Dear IPVC students,
As the Student Ombuds of this prestigious Higher Education Institution, it is my duty, first of all, to offer all students the warmest welcome and to wish you the best, most fruitful integration into this new educational community and the greatest academic success. I am certain that you will be able to intelligently and responsibly take advantage of this exceptional investment phase in scientific and technological knowledge, as well as cultural, human, and civic development, as a unique opportunity to face the future with hope and entrepreneurial motivation.
I also want to congratulate you for legally recognizing (Law No. 62/2007) the figure of the Student Ombuds as a body that promotes the dignity of students’ right to make claims and to protest against possible actions or inaction by the administration concerning the rights and legitimate interests of higher education students.
I am also honored that the Academic Federation recommended my name to the President of IPVC to give meaning to this important mission.
I will do everything to merit this distinction, and I am committed to exercising my mission as the ombuds independently, impartially, and confidentially by listening to your claims and otherwise, so as to promote the best relations between students and their associations and the institution’s bodies and services.
I wish and hope that you may find in me someone who will always be available to listen to you and, as a mediating, influential authority, to promote the resolution of conflicts that may infringe on your right to an education and cultural and civic training at a School that naturally promotes a mature, democratic society that respects individual and collective rights.