Judy Robinson Rogers, Ph.D., became the eleventh president of Cottey College in 2004. Previously, she served as vice president for leadership and ethics at Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky, and as associate vice president for academic affairs, undergraduate dean, and professor of English at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky. In addition to general education English, Dr. Rogers taught undergraduate and graduate courses in modern and American literature. She received her undergraduate degree in English and speech/theatre from Centre College of Kentucky and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which she attended as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow.
Throughout her career, Dr. Rogers has taken a special interest in the education of women and girls. She helped develop a women’s studies program at Morehead State and later created leadership training programs for groups from middle school students through adults. She co-chaired the Leadership and Education Subcommittee of the Governor’s Task Force on the Economic Status of Kentucky’s Women. She held a year-long appointment as an American Council on Education Fellow and is a long-time member of Phi Kappa Phi, Omicron Delta Kappa, and Delta Kappa Gamma honorary societies. She is a member of the Presidents Circle of the National Council for Research on Women; the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter ND, in Nevada, Missouri; the Nevada-Vernon County Chamber of Commerce; the Nevada Rotary Club; and she has served on the I.M.P.A.C.T. Nevada Tourism Board.