Dr. Kimberly R. Rogers

Dr. Rogers is a first-generation student and remains a lifelong learner.

She has earned a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Pennsylvania State University, where her dissertation focused on the impact of financial aid on the credential attainment of low-income students in community colleges.  Prior to that, she was awarded a master’s degree in education from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree in French (with a minor in chemistry,) from the University of South Carolina Honors College.

She has held academic appointments at the State University of New York at Buffalo, Roxbury Community College, the University of Massachusetts Boston, and the Université de Haute-Alsace in France.

At CCC, Dr. Rogers has become known as an astutely strategic leader with ambitious goals, complemented by a natural instinct to focus on relationship-building and real human impact. Her year as acting president saw substantial enrollment increases, a wave of new student service programs, and CCC’s admission into the prestigious Achieving the Dream program, an effort she spearheaded herself.