TBR vice chairman J. Stanley Rogers to address summer grads

J. Stanley Rogers, vice chairman of the Tennessee Board of Regents, will address about 426 graduates at Tennessee Tech University’s summer commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 7, in Hooper Eblen Center.

He has been a member of the TBR since 1994 and is a senior partner with the Rogers & Duncan Law Firm.

Rogers also served in the Tennessee House of Representatives for six years and was majority leader during the 88th and 89th General Assemblies.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Middle Tennessee State University and a juris doctorate from Vanderbilt University.

He was admitted to practice law in Tennessee in 1964 and is a member of the Coffee County Federal and American Bar Associations, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America.

Rogers is also a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and has served as a member of the Lawyers Involved for Tennessee organization, Tennessee Appellate Court Nominating Commission, Tennessee Judicial Evaluation Commission and the U.S. Circuit Judge Nominating Commission, Sixth Circuit.

He lives in Manchester with his wife, Pat. The couple has three children.

Students graduating from TTU this summer hail from eight states including Tennessee, 59 Tennessee counties and four foreign countries. They represent 32 undergraduate fields of study and 16 graduate fields.

Following summer commencement, TTU will have granted more than 60,000 degrees, including more than 30,000 since 1986.