1989 – Houston, Texas
Regina Rogers is the daughter of the late Ben and Julie Rogers of Beaumont, Texas. A magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Sophie Newcomb College, Tulane University, she was awarded her Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude, from the University of Houston Law School. Upon graduation she served as the first female law clerk to U.S. District Judge Joe Fisher and subsequently was associated as an attorney with Rogers Brothers Investments. Interested in the advancement of humanity through education, Regina Rogers was the first female regent of Lamar University and a member of the Texas College and University System Coordinating Board for six years (where she served as Chairman of the Committee for Minority Education). In 1988 she founded the Ben Rogers “I Have a Dream” program which provided mentoring to 300 academically talented, economically disadvantaged 8th through 11th grade students who each receive $2,000 scholarships at Lamar as they graduate. Ms. Rogers has been chairman of the Anti-Defamation League and a member of the boards of the University of Houston Law School Foundation, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation, Holocaust Museum and the Joe Louis International Sports Foundation. “Having initially been attracted to Northwood through my parents, I continue to be impressed with its emphasis on individualism and entrepreneurism which encourage success in a free enterprise system.” She has carried on her parents’ legendary commitment to public service and kept their memories alive in the hearts of all who knew them, and all who have benefited from their generosity.