Oral Histories

Interview of Donald E. Hartsock

UCLA’s first ombudsman and university pastor.
UCLA Ombudsman
Interviews not in a series, part one
UCLA and University of California History
UCLA Administration
Biographical Note:
UCLA’s first ombudsman and university pastor.
Mink, James V.
Hartsock, Donald E.
Supporting Documents:
Records relating to the interview are located in the office of the UCLA Library's Center for Oral History Research.
Regents of the University of California, UCLA Library.
Childhood in Lewistown, Pennsylvania; serves in the navy in World War II; attends Waynesburg College on the GI Bill; studies for the ministry at McCormick Theological Seminary; serves as campus minister at DePauw University; call to be a campus minister at the UCLA University Religious Conference (URC); URC's campus role; involvement in student affairs; antiwar campus protests; Los Angeles Police Department campus sweep; Franklin D. Murphy; the Civil Rights movement; off-campus programs: Unicamp, Project India, Tutorial Project, Project Amigos; enlists in the Peace Corps; the Peace Corps Lawyer Program; Peace Corps projects in Micronesia; offer to become the first UCLA ombudsman; defining the ombudsman's jurisdiction; Charles E. Young; trends in education; student and staff complaints; sexual harassment issues; conciliation as a system of dispute resolution; creating the Campus Conciliation Service; problems with the quarter system; labor union activities at UCLA; the Staff Assembly; UCLA administrators; creating an association of campus ombudsmen; the American Arbitration Association; involvement with attorneys at UCLA; detrimental effects of litigiousness; employee/management conflicts and issues of employee evaluation and termination.