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Higher Education Administration

Tennessee State University



Recipient of Minority Biomedical Research Support Award (1986-1988)

Professional Summary

Accomplished professional with experience in multiple areas of student services: academic, transfer and career advising, counseling, student co-curricular and wellness services.

  • Results-oriented with strong leadership and relationship-building skills.
  • Student-centered with experience in evaluating the effectiveness of functional areas related to student development.
  • Strategic-thinking leader with a track record of promoting student success through commitment to diversity, program development and retention activities.
  • Highly skilled in tracking details, meeting deadlines and following-up with internal and external partners to ensure project completion.
  • Ability and interest in learning and incorporating new technology.  

Professional Experience

Aug 2007Present
Richard J. Daley College

College Advisor

  • Create innovative methods to engage students in comprehensive advising and learning experiences by taking an appreciative and proactive approach to the advising profession in order to increase retention and student success.
Sep 2010Dec 2014
City Colleges of Chicago

Adjunct Instructor

  • Taught College Success Seminar Course comprised of topics related to career, transfer, academic, study and social skills necessary for success in college and beyond.
Oct 2002Jun 2005
Harris-Stowe State University

Director of Student Development and Wellness

  • Built and led a successful team of nurses, counselors, program specialists and clerical staff responsible for the delivery of  student-centered programs and services.
Jul 1998Oct 2002
Harris-Stowe State University

Coordinator of Counseling and Health Services

  • Supervised and led a team of counselors and nurses who provided wellness services to students.
Feb 1998Oct 1998
Harris-Stowe State University

Interim Director of Career Planning and Placement

  • Coordinated local office operations with staff to enhance services such as counseling, career assessments, job analysis, field placement, recruitment, on-site interviews and job fairs.
May 1995Jul 1998
Harris-Stowe State University


  • Designed and implemented the New Student Orientation program.
  • Presented ongoing study skills, relaxation, health fairs and educational seminars to students, faculty and staff.
    Apr 1991Feb 1995
    Department for Social Services

    Family Services Worker Principal

    • Investigated reports of child sexual, physical abuse and neglect allegations.



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    2016-Daley College Representative for College Advisors' Council.

    2015-2016- Member of Innovation Team Responsible for Implementing Programs for Academically At-Risk Students.

    2014-Recertification to teach College Success Seminar course.

    2013-Lead a team of advisors in the development of SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) Workshop for Financial Aid and Academic Appeals.

    2011-2012- Content writer for the award winning City Colleges of Chicago website.

    2008-2010-Compiled and designed a directory of College Advisors throughout the CCC District.

    College Advisors’ Advisory Council representative responsible for the professional development and in-service programs for advisors of CCC District.

    2008-2010-Team member of the SENSE (Survey of Entering Student Engagement) committee that developed an Action Plan to address the needs of first-year students.

    2009-Completed the Faculty Training Institute for College Success Seminar.

    2008-2009-Graduate of the City Colleges of Chicago Inaugural Leadership Academy.


    Rogers, C., & Morrow, D. (2014, March). Clarifying values for college success. Seminar presented at the Student Development Workshop at Daley College, Chicago, IL.

    Rogers, C., (2013 April). Clarifying values for college success. Talk presented at Workshop for Students Marked At-Risk at Daley College, Chicago, IL.

    Rogers, C. (2012, October). College  success: Strategies on how to make it in college. Workshop presented at the annual Man-Up Male Success Conference at College of Lake County, Grayslake, IL.

    Rogers, C. (2012, March). Maintaining an attitude of excellence in advising. Presentation at the annual City Colleges of Chicago Advisors' Professional Development at DeVry University, Chicago, IL.

    Rogers, C. (2012, March). Maintaining an attitude of excellence in advising. Requested to present to Advising Staff at Wright College, Chicago, IL.

    Armster, C., Landrum, Z., & Rogers, C. (2012, May). The preview to reinvention: Forming an advisory council for the City Colleges of Chicago. Conference presentation at The National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) in Austin, TX.

    Conferences Attended

    National Institute for Organizational and Staff Development (NISOD)-May 2012

    National Academic Advising Association (NACADA)- October 2010

    Professional Affiliations

    NACADA (National Academic Advising Association)

    NASPA Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education

    NSLS (National Society of Leadership and Success


    Vernese Edghill-Walden

    Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer

    Northern Illinois University

    Altgeld Hall 215, DeKalb, Illinois 60115-2828

    (815) 753-8387

    [email protected]

    Tina L. Fox, M.P.S.

    Director of Victim Services

    Tennessee Board of Parole

    404 James Robertson Parkway, Suite 1300

    Nashville, Tennessee 37243

    (615) 300-5047

    [email protected]

    Cynthia D. Armster, M.S.

    Former Associate Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

    City Colleges of Chicago

    4601 S. Cottage Grove Avenue #53424

    Chicago, Illinois 60653

    [email protected]