April 22, 2004


LEWISBURG, Pa. — Steffen H. Rogers, president of Bucknell University, has been selected as Alumnus of the Year for Georgia Southern University's Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology.

Rogers, who was honored at the university's annual Alumni Awards dinner earlier this month, previously was named alumnus of the year for Georgia Southern's department of biology. He graduated from Georgia Southern in 1964 with a bachelor of science degree in biology and chemistry.

Before being named Bucknell president in 2000, Rogers served as acting president, provost and vice president of academic affairs as well as professor of biology at Clemson University. He also served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, where he was a professor of zoology.

Earlier in his career, he was acting dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Tulsa University. He first joined the faculty at Tulsa as an assistant professor of biology in 1970. While at Tulsa, he was director of the university facility for the Oklahoma Center of Excellence in Molecular Medicine and director of the Mervin Bovaird Center for Studies in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology.

Rogers earned his Ph.D. in biology from Vanderbilt and held a postdoctoral position in pathobiology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. He has been a member of the Electron Microscopy Society of America and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Rogers will retire as Bucknell president at the end of the academic year.

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