Boss Talk with Dr. Rodney Rogers



EPIC Members - have you ever wanted to know how a CEO, president or community leader got to where they are in their career? Here is your chance!

EPIC Toledo presents Boss Talk - conversations with leaders who exercise strength, passion and understanding for the greater good. Learn about their career path, the trials they have faced and how they have seen success through their professional lives. 

A small group of emerging leaders will get this EPIC opportunity to hear from leaders in our community in discussion based sessions. Each session will feature a different community leader. If you are interested in hearing from a specific leader, sign up! Space is limited for these sessions and are exclusive to EPIC members. 

BOSS TALK - SESSION ONE: Dr. Rodney Rogers, President of BGSU 

On January 28 at noon, attend the first virtual session of the Boss Talk series and hear from Dr. Rodney Rogers, president of BGSU! Learn about his career journey and ask questions that may aid in your professional development. Reminder - space is limited so sign up now! 

Zoom info will be sent prior to the event. 




Rodney K. Rogers, Ph.D. '81, assumed the role as the 12th president of Bowling Green State University on February 23, 2018, after serving in the interim post since January 1, 2018. Prior to being named president, Rogers had served as provost and senior vice president since 2012 and, before that, dean of the BGSU’s Allen W. and Carrol M. Schmidthorst College of Business since 2006.

Experienced in both academia and business, Rogers has a Ph.D. from Case Western Reserve University, an MBA from BGSU and a B.A. in music from Ohio Northern University. Before completing his doctorate at Case, he practiced as a CPA for 10 years.

Before joining BGSU, Rogers served as associate dean and director of academic programs within the School of Business at Portland State University, in Oregon.

In addition to his academic work, Rogers has consulted with a variety of businesses and organizations including Nike, Inc., Wendy’s International, Starwood Resorts, The Standard, Vestas-America, Schnitzer Steel, Waggner-Edstrom, and Veterans Affairs Medical Centers. Additionally, he designed and delivered over 150 executive education programs integrating the development of financial acumen with leadership competencies which have been delivered in the United States, The Netherlands, China, Thailand and Canada.

Rogers is a former member of the Wood County Hospital board and currently serves on the board of directors of the Toledo Zoo and Aquarium. In addition, he serves on the executive committee of the Regional Growth Partnership and on the board of trustees for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Rogers is committed to positioning Bowling Green State University to be a public university for the public good, driving the economic, cultural, social and educational vitality of Ohio and beyond.