Stanley J. Rolark
Chief, Public Information Office
Stanley J. Rolark is chief of the Public Information Office at the U.S. Census Bureau.
Rolark directs media relations for the Census Bureau that involves the American Community Survey, as well as other major activities, including the Economic Census, the Current Population Survey, and other censuses and surveys. He is also responsible for directing and leading the Census Bureau's public affairs efforts and internal communications program.
The Public Information Office offers a wide variety of services to help publicize Census Bureau statistical releases, products and services.
Rolark previously served as an assistant division chief in the Administrative and Customer Services Division. He served an earlier tenure in the Communications Directorate as chief of the Customer Liaison Office, where he directed national partnerships, the State Data Center Program, the Census Information Center Program and the Governors Liaison Program.
Rolark began his Census Bureau career in 1979 as a crew leader during the 1980 Census. That assignment provided him with his first hands-on experience with a decennial census. He subsequently worked on the 1990 and 2000 censuses as a survey statistician in the areas of racial and ethnic data collection and analysis, residence rules, apportionment, and data and information dissemination. In addition to his decennial work, Rolark's 15 years as a survey statistician was also spent in the economic and demographic directorates, where he had increasing responsibility on a variety of surveys and programs involving housing and construction statistics and population data. In addition, he served as acting chief of the Human Resources Division, acting chief of the National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Ind., and special assistant to the Associate Director for Demographic Programs.
Rolark received a bachelor's degree in sociology from Wake Forest University and a master's degree in business management from Bowie State University. He also studied demography at Georgetown University. He was once a photographer and writer for a local newspaper. His hobbies include photography, reading suspense novels, power walking and other outdoor activities.
He is a native Washingtonian who currently resides in Forestville, Md.