October 8, 2013

Roger Ward Promotion

Dear Colleagues:
I am pleased to announce that Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MPA, has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs and Vice Dean of the Graduate School.
In his new role, Dr. Ward assumes primary responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). The OAA includes the Graduate School, Campus Life Services, the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), the Research Integrity Office, and the Geriatrics and Gerontology Education and Research program (GGEAR). The Office of Academic Affairs is also the point of contact with the University System of Maryland (USM) and, through USM, other regulatory and legislative bodies on issues related to faculty affairs, student affairs, and academic policy.
In June 2012, Dr. Ward was named the University of Maryland's first Chief Accountability Officer and he will continue to serve in this role. He joined the University in March 2009 as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs. In that role he supported the former Vice President for Academic Affairs in her role as chief academic affairs officer. He served as chief academic officer and Interim Dean of the Graduate School during the 2011-2012 academic year while the search for a permanent replacement was conducted. Dr. Ward also serves as the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Prior to joining UMB, Dr. Ward served as Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at the New School in New York City and also held senior administrative positions in the City University of New York system. Dr. Ward holds an associate's degree in data processing/computer programming from Kingsborough Community College, a bachelor's degree in government and a master's in public administration, both from John Jay College of Criminal Justice.  He also holds a juris doctor degree from New York Law School, and a doctor of education degree in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Ward on his new position.
Sincerely yours,

Jay A. Perman, MD