Jimmy Jones to Leave Post at Year's End Jimmy Jones, the university's vice president for human resources for three years, has announced he will resign effective Dec. 31, for personal reasons. Ed Roulhac, vice provost for academic services, an administrator at Johns Hopkins since 1978 and a former member of the Public Health faculty, will serve as interim vice president. To give Jones flexibility in scheduling his time over the next seven weeks, Dr. Roulhac has been named executive assistant to the senior vice president for administration, effective immediately. Dr. Roulhac has responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the university's human resources programs. Jones will provide consultation during the transition. Jones, in a memo to senior directors of human resources offices around the university, said he had decided to leave Hopkins "to seek an opportunity closer to home in Morristown, N.J." He said the move would enable him to "give greater support to my mother and other family members," particularly after the recent death of his brother. "The university is very appreciative to Jimmy for his initiative and success in addressing important human resources issues at Hopkins, particularly in areas like diversity, wage and salary equity, women's and family issues, and performance evaluation," President William C. Richardson said. Provost Joseph Cooper and Eugene S. Sunshine, senior vice president for administration, said the university will continue initiatives begun under Jones, including programs to improve training and staff development, assist offices in assessing organizational problems, expand the university's sexual harassment prevention and resolution program, and communicate more effectively with employees on workplace issues. Dr. Roulhac will head the university's human resources staff until a national search identifies a new vice president, Sunshine said. "Ed is an accomplished administrator and a knowledgeable member of this academic community, the perfect person to step into this important job on an acting basis," Sunshine said.
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