Jonathan Clark Rogers
|Jonathan Clark Rogers|
|Jonathan Clark Rogers in 1909|
|President of the University of Georgia|
|Preceded by||Harmon White Caldwell|
|Succeeded by||Omer Clyde Aderhold|
|President of the University of North Georgia|
|Preceded by||Frank G. Branch|
|Succeeded by||Merritt Eldred Hoag|
September 7, 1885|
|Died||October 24, 1967
|Alma mater||Piedmont College, Earlham College, Columbia University|
Born in 1885 in Richmond, Indiana, Rogers earned his B.S. at Piedmont College in 1906 and his civil engineering degree (B.S.C.E) from Earlham College the following year. He also earned an M.A. from Columbia University in 1927. In 1934 he received an honorary EdD degree from Piedmont College.
Service in Education
Rogers taught at Oakwood Seminary in Union Springs, New York until 1911 when he joined Piedmont College . There he taught and served as Dean until 1934 when he became President of North Georgia College in Dahlonega. Rogers assumed the presidency at NGC shortly after it was reduced to a junior college in 1933. During his presidency, enrollment at North Georgia rose from 160 to 702, thus making it the largest junior college in Georgia at the time. In January 1949 he was selected as the President of UGA.
Rogers' tenure at UGA was very brief due to a power struggle with some members of the Georgia Board of Regents over whether the College of Agriculture should remain a part of the University or become its own institution. UGA kept the school; however, the clash cost Rogers his job. After leaving the University in 1950, Rogers directed Tallulah Falls School (1951–1953) and worked at Reinhardt College as a math professor and counselor from 1957 to 1962.
Harmon White Caldwell
|President of the University of Georgia
1949 – 1950
Omer Clyde Aderhold
Frank G. Branch
|President of North Georgia College
1933 – 1949
Merritt E. Hoag
- Roberts, William Pittman (1998). Georgia’s Best Kept Secret: A History of North Georgia College. Dahlonega, Ga: Alumni Association of North Georgia College.
- From Ahmedunggar to Lavonia Presidents at the University of Georgia 1785-1997, University of Georgia Libraries, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library
- 'Brief yet Important' era of UGA president honored, Sarah Lee, Athens Banner Herald, 10/03/2001
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