Faculty Ombuds Office

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

Greetings NC State Faculty!

I’m Roy Baroff (Certified Organizational Ombuds Practitioner®), your NC State Faculty Ombuds. I have 30 years experience in the conflict resolution field as a mediator and attorney and 4+ 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.

According to the International Ombuds Association, in today’s workplace of accelerated change, the organizational ombuds can be your trusted navigator.

  • The ombuds empowers people and the university to reach their full potential. 
  • The ombuds engages with people and the university to help inform critical decisions.
  • The ombuds helps people build and strengthen relationships across the university.
  • The ombuds surveys the university terrain, monitors trends and promotes fair process.

The  faculty ombuds office is independent, impartial, informal and confidential and here’s a description of the ombuds role that is provided to every visitor to the office. The office operates pursuant to Standards and Ethics from the International Ombuds 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.

If you are not sure where to go for help – GO OMBUDS !

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.