Michele Rogers serves as academic director for executive education programs at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, and is director of LEAD Northwestern—an effort to address higher education access and business career preparation by identifying and developing high potential youth of diverse backgrounds. In addition to program development and teaching, Michele serves as a support liaison to nonprofit organizations in the Chicago area. She is a graduate of Williams College and holds an MBA degree from Harvard University.
After joining Kellogg to recruit the inaugural MMM class (a dual MBA/MS degree that integrates business and design innovation training), Michele directed graduate admissions for the Medill School of Journalism as it worked to transition to a digital world. She returned to Kellogg to hold assistant dean positions in experiential learning, student academic affairs, and admissions & financial aid. Her experience includes development with Harvard, admissions with HBS, general and diversity consulting with Fortune 100 companies, and human capital management for the manufacturing joint startup team for J.I. Case and Cummins Engine Company. She is on the advisory board of Cedar Concepts, a chemical manufacturing company.
Michele is active in Chicago-area community and civic organizations involving youth, education, and economic development. Currently, she serves on the board of directors for The Family Institute, the Justin Wynn Fund, the HBS Club of Chicago, and Harriett's Daughters, a nonprofit group of professional women that creates and supports policies that secure employment and wealth creation opportunities for African American neighborhoods.
She is a trustee for Hathaway Brown School in Shaker Heights, Ohio, a former Williams Alumni Executive Committee member, and a McGaw YMCA Finance Committee member. Michele was awarded the Bert King Service Award by the HBS African-American Alumni Association/Student Union, and she cofounded the Evanston Township H.S. Foundation to support extracurricular activities after city-wide budget cuts. She enjoys coaching middle school girls' basketball in Evanston's FAAM League and is a mentor with the Chicago Innovations Women's Co-Op.