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An educator and university administrator for 30 years, Richard L. Rogers became president of the College for Creative Studies (CCS) on July 1, 1994. (The College was known as the Center for Creative Studies until July 1, 2001.) The College, located on two sites in Detroit’s Cultural Center and New Center areas, grants the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in eleven art and design majors and the Master of Fine Arts degree in two design fields. It enrolls 1,400 students.Rogers is chairman and president of Creative Urban Education, Inc., the governing board of Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies, a charter middle and high school of art and design operated jointly by CCS and the Henry Ford Learning Institute on the CCS campus.Rogers is a past chairman and executive committee member and a current director of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Michigan. He is treasurer and a director and executive committee member of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design. He also is a member of the boards of the University Cultural Center Association, New Detroit, and the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities and is a member of the Cultural Alliance of Southeastern Michigan. He recently co-chaired a task force established by Detroit Renaissance (now Business Leaders for Michigan) on expanding Detroit’s creative economy, and he participates in a number of economic development initiatives focused on attracting the creative industries to Detroit.Before joining CCS, Rogers worked at the New School for Social Research (now The New School) in New York City, where he served as vice president and secretary. He also taught in the liberal studies department of Parsons School of Design, an academic division of The New School.Rogers was special assistant to the vice president for planning at the University of Chicago prior to his appointment at The New School. He also was a member of the university’s fund-raising staff. He previously was an elementary school teacher in New Haven, Connecticut, and worked in the Mayor’s Office of Human Rights in Boston.Rogers received a bachelor of arts from Yale University, a master of arts in religion from Yale Divinity School, and a master of science in education from the Bank Street College of Education. He also pursued graduate studies in educational psychology at the University of Chicago.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Richard Rogers and other top speakers and celebrities.


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