Dillard University President Dr. Rochelle L. Ford recently announced the appointment of Stephanie Rogers as Dillard University’s new executive vice president of institutional advancement and development.
In her role, Rogers will serve as Dillard’s chief fundraiser and advancement officer while also serving as a key member of the president’s cabinet. Rogers will step into the role January 1, 2023.
Rogers brings more than of 20 years experience in nonprofit leadership and fundraising in higher education. Since 2017, Rogers has served as chief advancement officer at Southern University at Shreveport (SUSLA), where she has worked to provide leadership over fundraising and development, alumni relations, marketing, and university relations. During her time there, Rogers’s efforts helped bring in $7 million to expand access to education and career opportunities for SUSLA’s students, and the university’s endowments increased by 100 percent under her leadership.
Rogers also worked with the Office of the Chancellor, academics and the development and volunteer leadership teams to design and execute a $2 million campaign to launch the Roy Griggs School of Business at SUSLA; and she has increased partnerships with external corporations by 135 percent. She also collaborated with SUSLA’s workforce leadership team, the City of Shreveport, the State of Louisiana, national agencies and private partners to help secure nearly $1 million to open Milam Street Kitchen Incubator & Community Kitchen (MSKICK) within a designated food desert and “Choice Neighborhood” opportunity zone.
“We are excited to have Stephanie Rogers join us at Dillard,” said Ford. “Her capital campaign experience and her track record of collaboration with the government, nonprofit and private sectors was very attractive to us. With the aggressive agenda that we have set to finance the future, we made a choice that will provide Dillard with the kind of fundraising solutions that we need.”