Natalie Rogers is the current Associate Athletic Director for Student-Athlete Well-Being at American University. In this role she oversees the departments that contribute to the mental and physical well-being of student-athletes. In addition, Ms. Rogers oversees all diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for the athletic department. She serves as the department’s National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) athletics diversity and inclusion designee (ADID). Prior to coming to American University, Ms. Rogers worked for United States Tennis Association, Mid-Atlantic section as the Senior Manager, Member Engagement Diversity and Inclusion.
Among her roles in higher education was a stint at Howard University as the Associate Director of Athletics and Compliance. She was well-suited to the job after spending the 10 previous years with the NCAA, first as an Assistant Director of Enforcement and then as the Associate Director of Amateurism Certification for the NCAA Eligibility Center.
A native of Grand Rapids, Mich., Rogers graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and later earned her Master’s Degree in Sports Leadership from Duquesne University.