Johns Hopkins Gazette: November 14, 1994

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
     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
     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
     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
     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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