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2020 Lansing Legend: Shirley Rodgers presented by Accident Fund

Power 96.5 Lansing Legends 2020:

Shirley Rodgers

BORN IN THE SOUTH BUT RAISED IN SAGINAW, SHIRLEY ROGERS
COMPLETED HER BACHELORS DEGREE AT MICHIGAN STATE
UNIVERSITY IN EAST LANSING. AFTER LEAVING MICHIGAN STATE
UNIVERSITY, SHIRLEY EMBARKED ON A 30- YEAR CAREER AT THE
LANSING SCHOOL DISTRICT. FIRST, SHE ONLY WORKED IN
ADMINISTRATION BUT IN NOVEMBER OF 2007, SHE WAS ELECTED
TO LANSING’S SCHOOL BOARD. MOST RCENTLY, SHE SERVED AS
TREASURER.
A PAST PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD, ROGERS ALSO SERVED AS THE
BOARD’S LIASON TO MORE THAN SEVERAL SCHOOLS INCLUDING
THE DISTRICT’S JUNIOR BOARD. SHE GAINED THIS OPPORTUNITY
AFTER RETIRING FROM THE DISTRICT AFTER MORE THAN THREE
DECADES.
A TRAILBLAZER IN EVERY WAY, RODGERS INVOLVEMENT IN THE
COMMUNITY EXTENDED BEYOND THE LANSING SCHOOL
DISTRICT. SHE ALSO SERVED AS PRESIDENT FOR THE MSU BLACK
ALUMNI GROUP IN ADDITION TO 12 YEARS ON THE LANSING
COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.
MS. RODGERS MADE HER TRANSITION IN 2018 AND IS
REMEMBERED THROUGH HER FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES.

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