July 18, 2011

Edgar Roulhac, vice provost for academic services, to retire

Edgar E. Roulhac, the university’s vice provost for academic services since 1993 and the founding director of the Johns Hopkins Montgomery County Campus, has announced his retirement, effective Dec. 31.

Over the past two decades, Roulhac has assumed broad academic planning oversight and stewardship for the advancement of JHU’s full- and part-time academic programs, key health professional service centers and institutes, and selected community partnerships. In 2009, he chaired the 15-member committee of faculty and administrators that oversaw the Periodic Review Report, a self-examination of the university and its academic divisions that will help set the stage for Johns Hopkins’ upcoming reaccredidation in 2014.

As vice provost for academic services, Roulhac assisted and guided the president and provost in advancement of the university’s mission, goals and priorities. Chiefly, he oversaw and coordinated institutional policy and planning regarding both the internal and external reviews and accreditation—in collaboration with state and regional accrediting agencies—of all new or substantially changed full- and part-time academic programs.

“Johns Hopkins University has been the beneficiary of Ed Roulhac’s hard work and watchful eye for decades,” said Lloyd Minor, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “His accomplishments during nearly 34 years of service are staggering, yet each has the imprint of his integrity, impeccable standards and unwavering commitment to the mission of The Johns Hopkins University. Ed has been an outstanding university citizen, and I am proud to have been his colleague.”

Roulhac, who holds a doctorate in higher education administration and health education from Southern Illinois University, joined Johns Hopkins in 1978 as the first assistant dean for student affairs and continuing education at the School of Public Health, from which he holds a master of public health degree in health planning and administration. He also served as an assistant professor of health services administration. In 1982, he was promoted to associate dean for student affairs and continuing education, a post he held until 1986.

Roulhac joined the Provost’s Office in February 1986, when he was asked to guide the creation and development of the university’s new campus in Montgomery County. He served for six years as assistant provost and director of the Montgomery County Campus, which opened in 1988. He also directed and guided the expansion of the university’s Washington, D.C., Center from 1986 to 1993. From 1994 to 1995, he served as interim vice president for human resources.