Margot M. Rogers

Chair of the Board
Portrait of Margot M. Rogers

Margot M. Rogers is the Vice President for Strategic Initiatives at the University of Virginia. Prior to this appointment in September 2018, she was the Senior Advisor to the education practice at Parthenon. She also served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Rogers worked for more than 15 years for foundations and nonprofit organizations on issues of education policy and practice. She served as the special assistant to the director of education and a deputy director of education at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. A member of the District of Columbia bar, Ms. Rogers was an attorney at the Center for Law and Education in Washington, DC, where she worked on issues related to improving the quality of education for low-income students. Ms. Rogers has served on numerous education-related boards and advisory commissions. She holds a J.D. and M.A. (American History) from the University of Virginia and a B.A. (History) from Emory University, where she was named a Truman Scholar.