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Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers

Chris Rogers serves as the University of South Carolina Athletics Department as Executive Associate Athletics Director for Administration after previously serving in two other senior staff roles, most recently as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Administration (July 2016–July 2021), as well as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Compliance Services (March 2012–July 2016).

As a member of the athletics department’s executive management team, Rogers’ responsibilities include oversight of several units including event management, facilities services and information technology, while also serving as the athletics liaison to several third party partners. He is heavily involved in the management of several athletics planning initiatives including strategic planning and special projects, capital projects, budget and policy development, while also playing a critical role in several fundraising campaigns. Rogers also leads several sports programs, acting as the administrator for men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s track & field, women’s track & field, women’s cross country and equestrian. He is also involved with several campus committees, having served as the co-chair for the institution’s Strategic Planning Group (priority 8) while also being involved in the President’s Athletic Community Advisory Committee and University Athletics Advisory Council.

Prior to his arrival in Columbia, Rogers worked at The Ohio State University (2007-2012) where he was a member of the senior leadership team and the primary compliance contact for football, men’s and women’s cross country/track & field, men’s and women’s gymnastics, wrestling and women’s soccer. Rogers also worked at the University of Utah (2005-2007) as the assistant athletics director for compliance, as well as the University of Minnesota (2004-2005) serving as an intern before becoming the assistant director of compliance. Prior to beginning his work in college athletics, Rogers also gained experience as the team administrator for the San Diego Spirit of the Women’s United Soccer Association (women’s professional soccer), as well as working in the event management/operations department for the United States Olympic Committee at its training center in Chula Vista, Calif.

A native of Moorhead, Minn., Rogers participated in cross country and track at the University of Minnesota as an undergraduate, where he earned both his bachelor’s (1999) and master’s (2000) degrees. He later received his juris doctorate from Hamline University School of Law (2005) and is currently working on completing his master’s of business administration at the University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business. Rogers and his wife, Nicolle, have two children, Lucas and Tessa.