"There is no greater mission, across the SUNY system, than working with partners in our regions to prepare our graduates for their roles as leaders in our dynamic New York State economy."
- David E. Rogers
Dr. David E. Rogers, was named eighth president of SUNY Morrisville in June 2015. Since his 1999 arrival at SUNY Morrisville, Dr. Rogers has earned the respect of the campus community and helped make the college a top destination not only for prospective students but for talented faculty and researchers, as well as businesses seeking partnership with higher education.
Prior to his appointment by the State University of New York Board of Trustees, he served as the college’s provost, dean of the college’s School of Business, and interim dean of the Norwich Campus and the School of Agriculture & Natural Resources.
Dr. Rogers earned his Ph.D. in labor economics, collective bargaining, and econometrics from the SUNY College of Industrial Labor Relations at Cornell University. He also holds a master’s degree from Cornell University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Rogers’ approach to community partnership has strengthened the College’s ties to industry partners, business leaders, policymakers, entrepreneurs and others seeking practical solutions to grow New York State’s dynamic economy.
Since Pres. Rogers’ presidency began in 2015, the College has achieved remarkable progress, including:
- Reviving New York State’s industrial hemp industry after an 80-year dormancy by planting fields on both campus property and through partnerships with local entrepreneurs.
- Achieving recognition as a leader in the education sector for demonstrating resource conservation and sustainability, as cited by the Sustainable Upstate Network.
- Earning Top 10 recognition by U.S. News & World Report for use of required internships to ensure practical, hands-on learning through experience. Additionally, SUNY Morrisville achieved Top 10 status as a “Best College” in the North for “Top Performers on Social Mobility.”
- Securing project funding for an alternative fuels facility, a “four seasons” farm, a larger controlled environment agriculture (CEA) greenhouse, processing and storage facilities, an upgraded biodigester, and more improvements to the campus and its facilities to provide a better learning environment for students.
Prior to Morrisville, Rogers was the director of Institutional Research and Planning at Onondaga Community College, and has held faculty positions at Ithaca College, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Le Moyne College.