Edgar E. Roulhac
Maryland Independent College and University Association, Maryland Higher Education
Edgar E. Roulhac was appointed vice provost for academic services of The Johns Hopkins University in 1993. He is responsible for coordinating institutional policy regarding the planning and review of new or substantially changed full- and part-time academic programs, and in this role serves as university liaison to the Maryland Independent College and University Association, Maryland Higher Education Commission, Washington, D.C. Education Licensure Commission, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and various other regional higher education accrediting agencies. He also has institutional oversight responsibility in the growing field of part-time education and represents the Provost’s Office in academic planning involving the Johns Hopkins Urban Health Institute, institution-wide K-12 education outreach programming, numerous other academic planning committees and task forces. Effective January 1, 2009, Roulhac serves as a commissioner and member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Roulhac came to Johns Hopkins in 1978 as a division of health education faculty member within the department of health education and assistant dean, and later served as associate dean, in what was then known as the School of Hygiene and Public Health, which is now the Bloomberg School of Public Health. He became assistant provost in 1986 to design and administer a new $33 million, 36 acre campus. In 1987, he opened the university’s Montgomery County Center campus presence in temporary quarters with 200 students in just three graduate degree programs. Roulhac built and served as chief administrative officer of the Montgomery County Center campus, which opened officially in 1989, located in the heart of Rockville, Maryland’s burgeoning advanced technology community. Later, he expanded the university’s Washington Center in the District of Columbia near Dupont Circle, which opened initially in 1992. These comprehensive, university-wide campuses offer graduate degrees and course work to more than 4,000 students, annually, in liberal arts, applied behavioral sciences, applied mathematics, applied physics, biotechnology, business, computer science, education, engineering, environmental policy, public health, and writing. He also served as interim vice president for human resources from 1994 to 1995, restructuring administrative and fiscal operations of this $120 million unit.
He is a 1969 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he received his BS in health education, MS in community health education, and PhD in higher education administration in 1969, 1970 and 1974, respectively. Roulhac served from 1972 to 1974 as a founding faculty member and coordinator of the office of health care planning at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Carbondale and later completed his Master of Public Health degree in health planning and administration at the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1975. From 1975 to 1978, he was a member of the faculty in the health science department of Towson State University where he had a lead role in establishing its graduate program in community health science and also taught the program’s first quantitative analysis course.
Deeply involved in issues that affect the quality of life in the Greater Baltimore region, Roulhac has served on boards and committees of the Central Maryland Health Systems Agency, Provident Hospital, the Maryland Society for Medical Research, the Dunbar High School/Johns Hopkins Health Partnership, the Hon. Elijah Cummings and Jerold C. Hoffberger Youth Program in Israel, and as a member of the Maryland 7th Congressional District U. S. Military Service Academic Review Board. He is a member of the Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi honorary societies in education, the Delta Omega honorary public health society, an active fellow of the Society of Public Health Education, a Henry M. Minton Fellow and James P. Brawley Fellow of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity. Roulhac is also active with the Maryland Association of Higher Education, the American Public Health Association, and the Leadership Alliance, a national consortium of leading research and teaching academic institutions, including minority serving institutions, dedicated to improving the participation of underrepresented students in graduate studies and Ph.D. programs, and ultimately, in research careers in the academic, public and private sectors.
An active fellow in the Society for Public Health Education, he is also a member of Phi Delta Kappa and Kappa Delta Pi honorary societies in education. Currently, he serves as vice provost at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland and is a Life Member of the SIU Alumni Association. He and his wife, Patricia Johnson Roulhac MS in Education (’71; SIUE) reside in Pikesville, Maryland.