Patricia L. Rogers, Ph.D.
Dr. Patricia L. Rogers is currently the Provost and Vice-President for Academic Affairs at Winona State University.
Prior to accepting the honor of serving at WSU, she was the Founding Dean of Health Sciences and Human Ecology and the School of Graduate Studies at Bemidji State University in Northern Minnesota. Previously, she was the Founding Dean of the School of Education and Graduate Studies at Valley City State University in North Dakota.
Other administrative experience includes her work as the System Director for Instructional Technology at the Minnesota State Office of the Chancellor, and ten years as the co-leader of the Health Studies unit in the Division of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Rogers’ doctoral preparation includes a double-major in both Art Education and Instructional Systems and Technology from the University of Minnesota. She is a graduate of the HERS Academy (2011), completed American Council on Education 78th National Leadership Forum in Washington, DC, (2012) and successfully completed the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Becoming a Provost Academy in 2013. She is the recipient of the 2014 Minnesota American Council on Education Networks Women Helping Women Award.
Dr. Rogers is a Getty Fellow (1996 Dissertation Fellowship from the Getty Center for Arts in Education) and a Fulbright Scholar (2000-2001), designing distance-learning programs (Iceland University of Education: Kennarahaskola Islands). She is was awarded the first annual Minnesota Online Council's Pioneer Award for leadership in online teaching and learning has served for six years as a Higher Learning Commission consultant-evaluator.
Dr. Rogers has a trained therapy dog, certified through Therapy Dogs International. With her dog, Kishi, she visits nursing homes, adult day care centers, and hospitals.