Meet the Ombuds

Roy Baroff

Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner / CO-OP®

Roy Baroff is an experienced conflict engagement / management professional. He is an ombuds, mediator, educator and attorney. In the past, he represented clients in a range of settings, mediated litigated and other workplace cases and served as an adjunct professor (he knows what its like to be in the classroom). His current focus is serving as the NC State Faculty and Staff ombuds along with some additional mediations outside NC State and education (Roy teaches a Negotiation course once each year at Elon Law School).

He received Ombuds training in 2007 and became a CO-OP® (Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner) in June 2017.  (The certification is provided via testing and application process with The Board of Certification connected with the International Ombudsman Association.)

For additional information, here’s a 2017 update from NC State News on the Staff Ombuds Office.

Roy believes that for most of us, we do our best when we can think through an issue with a trusted colleague, family member, friend or advisor. The Faculty & Staff Ombuds role is just that – a confidential resource to serve as a sounding board, a coach and information resource to help NC State Faculty & Staff discuss a situation and determine how to proceed.

Roy grew up in the Triangle, attended high school, college, law school nearby and is honored to serve as the first NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds.

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

Background and Experience



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.