Faculty Ombuds Office

A picture of Roy Baroff outdoors, smiling at the camera.

Greetings NC State Faculty!

I’m Roy Baroff (Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner®), your NC State Faculty Ombuds. I have 30+ years experience in the dispute resolution field as a mediator and attorney and four years serving as the faculty ombuds. I’ve now met and talked with faculty members from across the university and I’m delighted to bring this experience to the  Faculty Ombuds Office.  For detailed information – Meet the Ombuds.

The faculty ombuds has two primary roles:

  • First, the faculty ombuds is a confidential resource, a sounding board that also provides information, discusses University policies and procedures, and helps faculty resolve situations early.
  • Second, the faculty ombuds pays close attention to systemic concerns and brings these to the attention of the University while protecting the confidentiality of the information.

The  faculty ombuds office is independent, impartial, informal, and confidential. It operates pursuant to Standards and Ethics from the International Ombudsman Association – the IOA Code of Ethics and IOA Standards of Practice.

  • Learn more about our Principles & Practices or seek answers to common questions. – FAQ
  • Contact the NC State Faculty Ombuds for more information, to discuss an issue or situation confidentially, or to set up an appointment. 
  • Provide Feedback to the Faculty Ombuds Office.

Check out this short video explaining the Faculty Ombuds role:



Contacting the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds Office or the Faculty & Staff Ombuds is not notice to NC State of any issue, complaint, grievance or claim.