Donna Rogers, instructor of management and SHRM affiliate student chapter advisor, graduated magna cum laude with a Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Human Resources Development (HRD) from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC). While studying at U of I she was initiated as a member of the International Honor Society in Education: Kappa Delta Pi and the Professional Society of Vocational Education: Omicron Tau Theta. Her Human Resources career began in 1991 and ten years later she was certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and has continued to recertify currently through February 2022. She has also earned the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification from the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) and has continued to recertify currently through February 2022. Most recently she earned the International Public Management Associations Certified Professional designation which does not expire until December of 2022.
After being certified, she was professionally qualified to teach at the college level and joined the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) as an adjunct faculty member in 2002. She continued teaching on an “as needed basis” at both UIS and Robert Morris College until 2008 when she joined the UIS College of Business and Management (CBM) full-time. There she serves as an instructor of Human Resources Management (HRM), Managing Organizational Behavior (OB), and Strategic Human Resources Management. She teaches online, blended and face-to-face classes. She also mentors job seekers and has previously taught a Career Management (CM) and Organizational Development (OD) course. In 2011 she earned her Master Online Teacher Certificate from the Illinois Online Network (ION).
Additionally, she “practices what she teaches” as the CEO of Rogers HR Consulting founded in 2001, winning the 15 Under 15 and the Small Business of the Year awards. Additional personal professional awards include: 50Over50HR ~ Excellence Over Time in HR Nominee, Lifetime Achievement in HR Award and the HR Professional of the Year from the Central Illinois Chapter of SHRM (CIC-SHRM); 40-Under-40 Selectee for Springfield Business Journal; and Supervisor of the Year from Springfield Public Schools for mentoring a student worker.
Donna regularly delivers numerous presentations among professionals at meetings, seminars, and conferences internationally and has guest lectured at several universities. She humbly volunteers on the SHRM Student Chapter Advisory committee and is a former SHRM Membership Advisory Committee (MAC) Representative, ILSHRM Past Director, CIC-SHRM Past President. Finally, she proudly served our great country in the military for eight years retiring as a Ground Safety Inspector for the Illinois Air National Guard.