Before becoming a NACUBO consultant, Fred Rogers served as chief financial officer at three different institutions over 35 years – Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University and Carleton College. He has led processes for campus master planning, major budget realignments, significant capital investments in new and refurbished buildings and was a key leader in the development of several strategic plans and capital campaign budgets and goal setting. He is a major advocate for sustainability and led campus-wide transformative projects for carbon reduction and energy efficiency at both Cornell and Carleton. While on leave for nine months from Carnegie Mellon, he served as the executive assistant to the secretary of labor and industry of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He has served on multiple institutional accreditation review teams in two regions.
Rogers has an interest in international affairs having graduated from the American Community School of Beirut. Rogers returned to the United States to enroll at Carleton and then returned to Lebanon to spend his junior year of college at the American University of Beirut. Then, during his professional career, Rogers served multiple terms as a trustee of the Lebanese American University, where he chaired the audit, investment and financial planning committees and also served as secretary and vice chair of the board.
Rogers has been a teacher and presenter at many professional meetings and organizations including NACUBO and the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers. Rogers taught for five years in the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers/ University of Kentucky College Business Management Institute program and in the NACUBO Executive Leadership Symposium before he helped to initiate the EACUBO/Cornell University Administrative Management Institute. He also taught in the NACUBO New Business Officer program before the NACUBO national meeting for several years.
He served as an early chair of the NACUBO Sustainability Advisory Committee, and is on the Board of the Private College 529 Plan. In 2013, Fred was selected as a Distinguished Business Officer, the highest award of NACUBO.
Rogers graduated from Carleton with a BA in mathematics and went on to complete an MS with distinction from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Urban and Public Affairs, now the Heinz School of Public Policy.