Mike Giancola currently serves as the Assistant Vice Provost and Student Ombudsperson at North Carolina State University. He has previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Student Leadership & Engagement and Director for the Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, & Public Service. Prior to coming to NC State in 1998, Mike worked and taught at Kent State University and Ball State University.

Mike has traveled to over 25 countries and has helped develop service-learning partnerships focused on hunger policy, healthcare, education, substandard housing, water quality and sanitation, interfaith dialogue, gender and environmental issues, and civil rights.

He graduated cum laude from John Carroll University in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and earned a Master’s degree in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University. He is on the national faculty for the LeaderShape Institute, serves as the chair of the board for Together We Can, Inc., and served on the board of directors for Outreach 360, whose vision is for all children in the world to lead a life of choice that begins with access to a quality education. Mike has been an active volunteer with Stop Hunger Now, the American Red Cross, and past president of the Rotary Club of West Raleigh. He is active with Rotary International’s Youth Exchange Program and currently serves as the district inbound coordinator for foreign exchange students.

He cites his most important leadership roles as being a husband to his wife Jennifer and a father to his two children Megan and Sam.