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Jesse W. Rogers

Midwestern State University

Jesse W. Rogers is President of Midwestern State University (MSU). He has committed his entire professional life to higher education in Texas, and he has served MSU for 40 years as a Professor of Physics and Chemistry, Head of the Department of Chemistry, and Vice President of Academic Affairs. He has been the recipient of numerous research grants and has published extensively in the fields of organic and inorganic chemistry. For his teaching and research efforts, he was named Hardin Professor in 1972.

In the area of higher education administration, Rogers is a Commissioner for the State of Texas to the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. He currently serves as chair of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Advisory Committee on Formula Funding. He has represented higher education on a number of other boards and committees.

Rogers is an active participant in civic affairs. He currently is a member of the Wichita Falls Board of Commerce and Industry, Board of the United Way, Board of Directors of the Sheppard Air Force Base Heritage Center, and the Erle and Emma White Hospice Endowment Board. He is a member of the Governing Board of Texas Specialty Hospital, and he has served as Vice President of the Priddy Foundation Board of Trustees.

Rogers holds a Ph.D. from Texas Christian University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Texas at Arlington.

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