Meet the Ombuds

Roy Baroff

Certified Organizational Ombudsman Practitioner / CO-OP®

Roy Baroff is an experienced conflict engagement / management professional. He is an attorney, mediator, and educator, who now focuses his work as an ombuds. In the past, he represented clients in a range of settings, mediated litigated cases, and has served as an adjunct professor (he knows what its like to be in the classroom).

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.)

Roy is the NC State Faculty & Staff Ombuds and looks forward to working with you. 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 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 source to help NC State Faculty & Staff discuss a situation and determine how to proceed.

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