November 13, 2013
Mindy B. Rogers, education advocate, elected to Stanford's Board of Trustees
Rogers, who earned an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1988, is a member of the Graduate School of Education Advisory Council and a trustee of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.
By Kathleen J. Sullivan
Stanford alumna Mindy B. Rogers is the newest member of the Board of Trustees. (Photo : Courtesy of Mindy B. Rogers)
Mindy B. Rogers, who works closely with two local nonprofit organizations that help underserved students prepare for college, was recently elected to the Stanford University Board of Trustees.
She will begin a five-year term on Dec. 1.
"We are delighted to welcome Mindy, who has both undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford, to the Board of Trustees," said Steven A. Denning, chair of the Board of Trustees. "Her broad Stanford experience, when combined with the leadership she has demonstrated across a variety of relevant local nonprofit organizations, will be of great benefit to her board service at Stanford. We are fortunate to be able to add Mindy to our board."
Rogers, who earned a bachelor's degree in economics (1984) and an MBA (1988) at Stanford, began her career at Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm. Later, she joined Wells Fargo Bank as a vice president. Subsequently, she held a variety of managerial positions in Wells Fargo's banking operations, including general manager of Northern California check processing. After leaving the bank, she became a consultant to Wells Fargo on a wide range of issues.
Rogers is the chair of the board of directors of the Tutorpedia Foundation, which is based in San Francisco and provides high-quality, personalized tutoring and related education services to underserved K-12 students.
She was instrumental in developing partnerships between Tutorpedia and Bay Area schools that were designed to prepare low-income middle school students from East Palo Alto and Redwood City to succeed in a rigorous college preparatory curriculum.
Rogers also serves on the board of directors of CollegeSpring, which partners with schools and community groups in San Francisco and Los Angeles to help students from low-income backgrounds boost SAT scores, navigate college admissions and financial aid and confidently pursue college degrees.
Currently, Rogers serves on the board of trustees of the Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health.
At Stanford, Rogers has volunteered for her class reunions, Leading Matters and The Stanford Challenge. She currently serves on the Graduate School of Education Advisory Council, the Stanford New Schools Board, the Task Force for Volunteer Engagement, and the Parents' Advisory Board, of which she is a past chair.
Rogers and her husband, Jesse, '79, have generously supported many areas at Stanford, including the arts, athletics, the Graduate School of Education, the Graduate School of Business, and funds for both undergraduate and graduate students.
She also has served in a variety of volunteer capacities at Sacred Heart Schools, a Roman Catholic, independent, co-ed, college preparatory day school based in Atherton, Calif. Rogers' service on Sacred Heart's board of trustees for 10 years included four years as board chair. During her time as chair, Rogers led a strategic planning process and worked with the administration to launch a capital campaign that raised more $100 million. She also initiated a program to rebuild much of the campus, led a search for a new head of school and worked to improve governance and financial reporting.
Rogers also has volunteered with the St. Francis Center of Redwood City, Big Brothers Big Sisters and Sophie's Scholars, a Tutorpedia program.
She and her husband are the parents of three children, including two Stanford undergraduates.