CLEMSON — Allison Monyei, most recently an associate ombudsman at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products, has been named the new staff ombudsman at Clemson University. She will start her new position on Wednesday, Aug. 1.

New staff ombudsman Allison Monyei

Allison Monyei begins her role as staff ombudsman on Aug. 1.
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“I am absolutely thrilled to be joining the Clemson Family,” Monyei said. “I was so impressed with the hospitality and kindness that I was shown during my visit, and I look forward to working with everyone at the university.”

Monyei began her career with the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products in February 2014, serving as regulatory counsel for the Office of Compliance and Enforcement before moving into the Ombudsman’s office in August 2015. She also worked as a staff attorney for the National Veterans Legal Services Program from 2010–14, advocating on behalf of veterans and their families.

Monyei earned bachelor’s degrees in criminology and health science from the University of Florida in 2005. She received a juris doctorate from Mercer University School of Law in 2010, where she earned the Dean’s Distinguished Student Award. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., American Bar Association and National Bar Association.

A servant leader who spends leisure time assisting her community’s underserved women and children, Monyei is excited to bring her career passion to Clemson.

“The idea of empowering people to achieve their own resolutions, whether it’s through mediation, conflict coaching, guided conversations, facilitation, or simply being a sounding board, is what endeared me to this role,” she added.