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Rogers to impart life lessons, say goodbye in graduation speech

University President Jesse Rogers delivers the closing remarks at Midwestern State University graduation, May 10, 2014. As the speaker at graduation this spring, Rogers will have attended 75 MSU graduations. Photo by Ethan Metcalf

Brianna Sheen

May 5, 2015

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 presid...

Rogers retires under new mascot

University President Jesse Rogers holds up the Indian sign with the football players as they hold up the Mustang during the playing of the school song after the Midwestern State University v. Eastern New Mexico game at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Sept. 20, 2014. Photo by Lauren Roberts

Morgan Haire

April 27, 2015

Out of 48 years at the university, the university president, Jesse Rogers, was an Indian for 39 of them. “Traditions are very hard to change,” Rogers said. “That’s a little piece of tradition that will always be a part of me.” Supporters of the school did not view the Indian mascot ...

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