Joyce Q. Rogers

Vice President Development and External Relations for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs Indiana University Foundation

Joyce Q. Rogers

Vice President Development and External Relations for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs Indiana University Foundation


Joyce Rogers currently works with the Indiana University Foundation, the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), and campus senior officers in developing and executing student recruitment, external relations, and fundraising strategies that support and advance diversity and inclusiveness initiatives at IU. She is also defining and managing a board of advisors to support OVPDEMA in fulfilling its mission.

Charged with increasing the presence and significance of Indiana University among prospective and current minority students, alumni, business and community leaders, and donors, Rogers’ primary focus is on securing private support for the university’s diversity and inclusiveness initiatives, particularly those related to the IU Bloomington campus.

Rogers comes to IU from Ivy Tech Community College where she was vice president for development. During her leadership, the Ivy Tech Foundation’s assets increased by nearly $100 million and the foundation’s total managed assets grew to more than $150 million. Also with her direction, the foundation advanced a statewide development plan with a $500 million goal by 2019; rebranded and created a statewide marketing plan for development; implemented a statewide database system to increase accountability; and established the college’s first statewide alumni program, doubling assets the first year.

Before joining Ivy Tech, Rogers was president and CEO of the Indiana Black Expo, Inc. (IBE). In this role, she managed the organization’s youth and family programs and more than 50 events annually—including the largest African American event of its kind in the nation. Before joining IBE, Rogers was director of contract management for the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration.

Rogers has been highly engaged in a wide variety of community, civic, and professional organizations and nationally recognized for her efforts in operations, leadership, development, diversity and inclusion.

Professional affiliations and service

Mind Trust Board

Marion County Health & Hospital Board

Bowen Foundation Board

IPL Advisory

Madame C.J. Walker Board


BS, Psychology, Indiana State University

JD, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Awards and honors

Sagamore of the Wabash Award; State of Indiana

Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law; Outstanding Alumna of the Year

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO); Indianapolis Choice Award

Indianapolis Business Journal; Women of Influence

Indiana University Alumni Association: Dr. Charlie Nelms Alumni Award

Women of Great Esteem Emerald Awards honoree; Brooklyn, New York

Indianapolis Public Schools; Hall of Fame

YWCA; Phyllis Wheatly Award

Indiana Fever; Inspiring Women

Indiana Commission for Women; Torchbearers Award

Indiana Minority Business Magazine; Coretta Scott King Matriarch Award

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