A longtime Fairbanks resident and state leader, Rogers served for seven years as the UA system's finance vice president, four years in the Alaska State House and eight years as a member of the UA Board of Regents, with three of those years as chair.
A former UAF student, he attended Trinity College and Brown University before receiving his master's degree in public administration from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 1996, Rogers formed Information Insights, an economic and public policy consulting firm, serving as principal consultant and chief financial officer.
Rogers has served as chair of the UArctic Board of Governors, The Nature Conservancy Alaska Trustees and the Great Northwest Athletic Conference CEO board, as well as a member of numerous community and state organizations including the Foraker Group Governance Board, the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Fairbanks Downtown Rotary and several others.
U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm toured Alaska as part of keeping innovation and energy justice at the forefront of DOE's mission. Alongside Senator Lisa Murkowski, the Secretary met with energy leaders across Alaska from the Cold Climate Housing Research Center, DOE Arctic Energy Office, Alaska Center for Energy and Power, Chena Hot Springs and the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program. "Alaska has the solutions!" - Secretary Granholm With an eye towards a