“I feel very strongly about the role a metropolitan university like UALR should play within a community, a system, and a state … even regionally and nationally,” Rogerson said. “There’s a unique synergy that can be created when programs and research are interwoven into a growing community and economy, and my goal is to tap into that to help UALR reach its maximum potential. I am thankful for the hospitality and professionalism that’s been shown to me during this process by everyone involved, and I am eager to get to Little Rock and get to work.”
Rogerson’s selection ends an eight-month process led by a search committee established by Bobbitt and supported by Greenwood/Asher & Associates Inc., a leading executive search and consulting firm. The search committee, chaired by Bob Denman, former vice chancellor for advancement at UALR, included a diverse group representing the UA Board of Trustees, university faculty and staff, and the private business sector.