Dr. Kimberly Rogers
Dr. Kimberly R. Rogers most recently served as Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Roxbury Community College (RCC). In her three years at RCC, Dr. Rogers successfully launched new programs in Nursing, Early Childhood Education, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and Smart Building Technology.
Dr. Rogers’ experience as an administrator and full-time faculty member has provided her with deep knowledge of collective bargaining agreements and the tools necessary to build a successful working relationship with faculty and staff. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 90 percent of credit and noncredit faculty at RCC have been trained in online course design and development.
Her duties at Roxbury also included the administration of the Carl D. Perkins V grant from the application process to implementation of grant awards, and reports. Dr. Rogers’s attention to data and detail led to a doubling of RCC’s annual Perkins allocation from FY18 to FY19. She also served as the chief academic officer for the college and the accreditation liaison officer (ALO) to the New England Commission for Higher Education (NECHE). In this role, Dr. Rogers authored a variety of NECHE reports, effectively responded to an unannounced site visit from the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), and successfully navigated the requirements for a new associate degree program in Nursing.
With her background in music, Dr. Rogers has revived Roxbury’s arts and humanities curriculum. For the first time in more than a decade, in December 2018, students and faculty held an Arts Showcase, to demonstrate the achievements in their music, visual, and performing arts courses. Student enrollment in art, music, and dance has increased by 15 percent and the college has added one full-time faculty member in Music, with plans to add another in Art.
Dr. Rogers has held academic appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Université de Haute Alsace in France. Prior to joining RCC, she worked as an administrator in the nonprofit sector for six years. Earlier in her career she was a violin teacher for K-12 students at the University of South Carolina String Project, a nationally recognized program that provides accessible music education for youth and adults. Dr. Rogers received her Ph.D. in Higher Education from the Pennsylvania State University, completing a dissertation that focused on the impact of financial aid on the credential attainment of low-income students in community colleges. She earned a master’s degree in education from Harvard University and a BA degree in French, with a minor in chemistry, from the University of South Carolina.