As Vice President of Development, Rogers provides vision, leadership and direction of Ivy Tech's fundraising and development efforts on a statewide basis.
"I'm honored to join Ivy Tech Community College in its efforts to increase giving statewide," said Rogers. "This new venture allows me to continue the work that I love in a much broader fashion, connecting the entire community to resources that support higher education and hopefully provide better lives for Hoosier families across the entire state of Indiana"
Ivy Tech Community College topped the nation's list of community colleges in private giving, according to the results of The Council for Aid in Education annual survey. The college collected more than $15 million in private giving in 2006.
"Joyce has an extensive background in development, and she is a tremendous leader," said Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas Snyder. "She will bring vision, expertise and creativity to the development of a strategic plan for Ivy Tech Foundation and will be an integral part of the senior leadership team of the College. We are extremely grateful to have her as part of our team."
"We (IBE) have been blessed to have Joyce be such a strong change agent for IBE over the past few years," said IBE Board Chair Arvis Dawson. "We are saddened by her departure, but excited about her new opportunity. She was and will remain invaluable to IBE. I am sure she will become so for Ivy Tech."
Rogers was appointed President and CEO of IBE in 2004, after serving as the organization's Chief Operating Officer since 2001.
As President and CEO of IBE, Rogers managed the organization's youth and family programs and special events, namely the organization's fund raisers Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic. The two events bring in more than $92 million in economic spending impact on the city of Indianapolis, increasing spending for the city's fourth largest event. Rogers also increased IBE's media impressions valuing more than $13 million on average. The highlights of her achievements include national recognition during the 35th Anniversary of IBE's Summer Celebration where President George W. Bush provided the keynote address at the IBE Corporate Luncheon, as well as the international outreach efforts with South Africa, Senegal and Bermuda in 2007. Prior to her position at IBE, Rogers served as Director of Contract Management for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.
She has received numerous awards including the prestigious State of Indiana Council of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Governor Frank O'Bannon, the Coretta Scott Matriarch Award, the Indiana Commission for Women Torch Bearers Award, and she has earned numerous certificates for professional development. Most recently she was named in the Indianapolis Business Journal Who's Who Behind the scenes in Hospitality and Who's Who in Black Indianapolis.
Rogers is a member of the American, Indiana, Marion County and Indianapolis Bar Associations and has served on numerous boards and committees including the Ivy Tech Community College Regional Board for Indianapolis, Stanley K. Lacey Leadership Association, Family Support Board, Family Strengthening Coalition, United Way, Indiana Fever Advisory Board, Women's Collaborative of Central Indiana, Circle City Classic Executive Committee, Black Coaches Association Advisory Board, and the Private Industry Council Board. She is also active in her church and chairs the church's board of trustees.
Rogers earned her B.S. in Psychology from Indiana State University and her J.D. from Indiana University's School of Law. She and her husband Kenneth reside in Indianapolis and have two daughters and one son.