Roger Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA

Roger Ward PortraitRoger Ward, EdD, JD, MSL, MPA,was promoted to senior vice president for operations and institutional effectiveness at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) in January 2018.

In this role, Ward directs a portfolio of departments and initiatives that promote institutional effectiveness and assure accountability, including human resources, strategic planning, enterprise risk management, and institutional accreditation. In addition, he oversees areas that promote University compliance and transparency, including the offices of research integrity, conflict of interest, human research protections, and education and equal access, and he serves as vice dean of UMB’s Graduate School. Ward also has a leadership role on the steering committee of the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State, UMB’s structured collaboration with the University of Maryland, College Park, and serves as UMB’s Middle States accreditation liaison officer. As Graduate School vice dean, Ward has responsibility for building an array of graduate programs that are self-sustaining and responsive to evolving needs of the health and human services workforce in the state of Maryland.