Announcing the Retirement of Fred Rogers

10 September 2019

Dear Carleton Faculty and staff,

After 15 years of accomplished and highly successful service as our Vice President and Treasurer, Fred Rogers has decided to retire in June 2020.

Fred has brought great sophistication and acumen to safeguarding the financial health of the College, helping us find and wisely deploy the resources needed to support academic excellence. Carleton is on very firm fiscal and operational ground thanks to Fred, and we owe him much gratitude.  It was a rare stroke of luck that Fred—who also served with great distinction as CFO at Carnegie Mellon and Cornell Universities—chose to come back to his alma mater to guide Carleton’s finances, facilities, and operations. His respect and love for the teaching and research that are done at Carleton—and his eagerness to support these endeavors—make him rare and cherished among VPs for finance in higher education.  Indeed, Fred is a national leader as a mentor and trainer of college and university CFOs.

There will be many occasions in the coming months for us to salute Fred.  In the meantime, we will soon launch a search for a new VP and Treasurer, which I expect to have in place by the start of the next fiscal year in July, 2020.  Dean of the College Bev Nagel has agreed to chair the search committee, which will include representation from faculty, staff, students, and a member of the Board of Trustees. 

Please join me in congratulating Fred.

Steve Poskanzer

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