An Appreciation: Ed Roulhac Returning To Former Post It seemed like a retirement party. A buffet and wine reception in the Glass Pavilion. A gathering of well-wishing deans, administrators, faculty, staff and friends. A gift. Heartfelt comments from the vice president. But for Edgar Roulhac, the party was not to celebrate his leaving but rather his returning. After serving as the university's interim vice president for human resources for the past year following the departure of Jimmy Jones, Roulhac will return to his role as vice provost for academic services. So why the party? "It's unusual to have an opportunity to thank someone for a job well done without having to say goodbye," said Eugene Sunshine, the university's senior vice president for administration. "For that we are thankful, because Ed didn't just hold down the fort, he made tremendous progress on a lot of human resources fronts." Sunshine then presented Roulhac with a pewter humidor. Roulhac, who has been an administrator at Hopkins since 1978, thanked Sunshine and then Provost Joseph Cooper for lending him out for the year. And he expressed his great appreciation to the staffs at the Montgomery County, Washington and Columbia centers--which Roulhac oversees as vice provost--for their support during the year and for their hard work at maintaining and moving forward the three centers. After a few days off, Roulhac will return to the Provost's Office on Oct. 16. Audrey Smith, the new vice president of human resources, arrives Nov. 1.
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