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Spotlight: T. Jai Rogers


T. Jai Rogers

T. Jai Rogers currently serves in the Medical Student Affairs department as a manager of Student Support Services, focusing on removing the barriers for first- and second-year medical students. Rogers works in an advising capacity to ensure students receive the resources that will assist in making them successful during their academic journey. This work is done by meeting with students one-on-one, facilitating workshops, providing testing strategies to help reduce test anxiety, overseeing the peer education program and advocating for self-care among medical students.

Rogers has a passion for serving students and seeing them become successful. This passion helps to ensure he maintains a voice for those who feel unable to speak for themselves. As a promoter of equity, Rogers integrates equitable decision-making to ensure all students receive what they need to be successful.

Before joining RUSH, Rogers served in an administrative role in secondary education. During that time, Rogers created a districtwide initiative that helped diversify the advanced placement student population by increasing the access and accessibility to underrepresented student populations. Additionally, Rogers helped open an alternative school that served high school students identified as overage and undercredited and at risk of dropping out of high school. Working both as a school counselor and a contract therapist, Rogers believes in utilizing a holistic approach to working with students.

Rogers received his Bachelor of Science in business administration and Master of Education in counseling and personnel services with a concentration in school counseling from the University of Louisville, and his Doctor of Philosophy in leadership in higher education from Bellarmine University in Louisville. His research interests include Black male identity development, educational equity and identity intersectionalities. Rogers enjoys spending time with his daughter, Jaxtyn, and taking part in all things competitive in his spare time.