Dr. Robert K. Ward has resigned as director of the Division of Aging and Adult Services in the Department of Social Services and requested appointment to another position.

Ward, who worked in the division for 20 years and was named director in 1985, said he wants to continue working for Social Services, but in a different capacity.Ward thanked the division's Board of Directors, the advisory council and senior citizen organizations throughout the state for their support. He will continue to serve as director until a replacement is appointed.