Our Team

Roger J. Ward

 Roger Ward 2Roger J. Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA, serves as Provost and Executive Vice President of University of Maryland, Balitmore (UMB). Provost Ward also leads UMB's Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Program as it continues evolving to embed, sustain, and support an entrepreneurial, collaborative, and responsible risk-taking culture across UMB. Provost Ward also has been teaching on-site, online, and in a blended environment since 2004 and has taught graduate courses in ethics, the history of higher education, leadership and organizational behavior, legal issues in higher education policy, and cybersecurity policy, among others.

Previously, Provost Ward served as UMB vice president for operations and institutional effectiveness. In that role, which began in January 2018, he served as UMB’s chief operating officer, directing a portfolio of departments and initiatives that promote institutional effectiveness and assure accountability including human resources, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, and institutional accreditation. Ward joined UMB in March 2009 as the associate vice president for academic and student affairs. He served as chief academic officer and interim dean of the Graduate School during the 2011-2012 academic year. In June 2012, Ward was named UMB’s first chief accountability officer and was promoted to vice president for academic affairs in October 2013 and to vice president of operations and planning in June 2015. He served as interim chief human resources officer from October 2014 to November 2015. Before joining UMB, 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. Provost Ward earned 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 holds two law degrees: a Doctor of Law degree from New York Law School, and a Master of Science in Law (cybersecurity law) from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Ward also holds a Doctor of Education degree (with distinction) in higher education management from the University of Pennsylvania.

Victoria Meadows

Victoria MeadowsVictoria Meadows, MS, serves as manager of the Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) program at UMB. As manager, Victoria leads the way in the development of the ERM program to bring it to new heights through program development, data analytics, project management, relationship building across UMB schools and units, and related tasks. Previously, Victoria worked in the University of Maryland School of Medicine as lab manager and research specialist in the Center for Epigenetic Research in Child Health and Brain Development in the Department of Pharmacology. Victoria originally joined UMB in 2016 in the School of Medicine as a research assistant in the Department of Anesthesiology. Victoria earned her MS in Management (specialization in Interdisciplinary Studies) from University of Maryland Global Campus and her BA in Biology (minors in Chemistry and Mathematics) from Notre Dame of Maryland University. Victoria is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Law with a focus in Homeland Security and Crisis Management Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. One cool item about Victoria is that she is former marine mammal assistant trainer at the National Aquarium. where she worked alongside seven Atlantic bottlenose dolphins.