Rogers steps down from BC Board of Regents

Rogers steps down from BC Board of Regents

Thu Jun 21, 2018


Longtime Brazosport College Board of Regent and current vice chair Sharon Rogers has made the decision to step down from the Board effective June 4.

Rogers is one of the College’s longest-running Regents, having served on the Board since 2001. She has served as vice chair since 2012.

“We are extremely grateful for Sharon’s service as a member of the Board of Regents for the past 17 years and for her leadership role as vice chair since 2012,” said Brazosport College President Dr. Millicent Valek. “During Sharon’s tenure on the Board of Regents, the College developed and implemented a campus masterplan to provide facilities to support growing workforce programs that support the chemical and healthcare industries. As a College regent, she worked tirelessly to communicate the importance of the masterplan to our business and community partners.”

During Rogers’ service, Brazosport College has seen an abundance of growth and revitalization. Many of the college’s expansion projects, including the Clarion and the Bill & Julia May Children’s Center to the more recent Dow Academic Center, BASF Center for Process Technology, the Byron and Sandra Sadler Health Professions/Science Complex, the BCPC Welding Technologies Lab and the Freeport LNG Craft Academy were dedicated during Rogers’ tenure on the Board.

“It has been my highest honor to serve as a Brazosport College Regent for 17 years,” Rogers said. “Much has changed since I first became a Regent and I credit the leadership of Dr. Valek, her Leadership Team, members of the Board of Regents, both past and present, and a supportive community, for this success. I am extremely proud to have played a small role in creating a college we are all so proud of.”

Rogers is the former Manager of Community & Government Affairs at BASF Corporation. She retired in 2008 after 40 years with BASF. She held various management positions within Human Resources, as well as Community Relations and Government Affairs.    

Rogers has been an active volunteer in the Brazosportcommunity for many years. In addition to her roles with the College Board of Regents, Rogers is a former board member of the Brazosport College Foundation. She is also a board member of the Brazos Historical Society, the 100 Club of Brazoria County and a member of the of EPD, Inc. Advisory Board. She is a member of Community Foundation's Women Building Community and was named Community Foundation Philanthropist of the Year in 2013. Rogers was named the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce Outstanding Woman of the Year in 2013 and was honored by the City of Freeport's Women of Distinction Award in 2014.

She is a former member of the Brazosport Health Foundation Cornerstone of Caring Capital Campaign Steering Team, as well as the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce Chairman's Circle. She is past vice president, Brazosport Regional Health System Board of Trustees; past president of the Brazoria County Historical Museum Board of Directors; past president, Habitat for Humanity of Southern Brazoria County Board of Directors; past member of the Executive Board of the Brazoria County United Way; past director of the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce and a past board member of the Brazoria County Youth Home. Rogers is also a Paul Harris Fellow of the Brazosport Rotary Club.

A native Texan, she attended Brazosport High School, Brazosport College and Wharton County Junior College. She and her husband, Speedy, live in Lake Jackson.