Biology professor exemplifies new generation of teachers

Although he's retiring this August after 48 years with Midwestern State, University President Jesse Rogers is confident he's leaving the school in good hands, due in large part to some of the younger faculty at MSU. "The young faculty coming in here today want to learn and they all want to be … [Read more...]

Rogers: Pavilion a success for Priddy, the arts

The Wichita Falls Museum of Art will host "Arts at the Pavilion" on May 15-16, a grand opening event for the new pavilion at Sikes Lake. Many community productions will be featured, from the Zavala Youth Ballet Folkloricao to the MSU Caribbean Pan Ensemble. Jesse Rogers, university president, … [Read more...]

Rogers to impart life lessons, say goodbye in graduation speech

While seniors are scrambling to order their cap and gown, apply for jobs and study for the last final exams they may ever take, there is another person working behind the scenes to make their graduation memorable. It just so happens to be his last year at MSU, too. Jesse Rogers, university … [Read more...]

Board names Shipley as next president

The nine voting members of the Board of Regents made history when, after a 10-month search, they named Suzanne Shipley as the first woman and 11th MSU president. Rogers spent his whole career at MSU, meaning that when he took office everyone already had an idea who he was. Growing up in the Texas … [Read more...]

Board follows formula to hire successor

The Board of Regents members took six steps to hire the next MSU president. Step One: Announcement The former president must announce retirement. Jesse Rogers, president of MSU and long-time member of the school, is retiring this year. His final days as president of the University will be Aug. 8 … [Read more...]

Rogers committed to education, students, innovation

Although University President Jesse Rogers’ job title has changed and his responsibility has grown over the course of his 48 years of service at MSU, his professional ideals have remained the same, rooted in his academic background and devotion to his students. COMMITMENT TO … [Read more...]

President Rogers studio interview

President Rogers studio interview from MWSU Campus Watch on Vimeo. Jesse Rogers has been president of Midwestern State University since 2001, but his story at the college began well before that when he became a professor of chemistry and physics in 1967. Rogers announced his retirement last … [Read more...]

Episode 12: Bringing football to MSU, part 1

[soundcloud url="" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /] After the football program was disbanded in 1958 to help with … [Read more...]

Change is good

Our view: The presidential search process has been a whirlwind of events, and while there appears to be a break in action now that the Board of Regents have selected Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, as the sole finalist for the job, it is imperative to the university's growth that … [Read more...]

Board of Regents choose Shipley for president

After about a three-hour closed meeting, the Board of Regents chose Suzanne Shipley, president of Shepherd University, to become the next president of Midwestern State University after University President Jesse Rogers retires in August. Michael Bernhardt, vice chairman of the Board of Regents, … [Read more...]