Mercy College announced today that it has appointed Scorpio Rogers as Interim Vice President for MercyManhattan, effective August 1, 2021. Rogers is currently the Assistant Dean and Assistant Professor in the School of Business and Executive Director of Mercy’s Incubation Center. Mercy College will conduct a national search for the Vice President of MercyManhattan position.
Rogers will act as the senior, on-site management representative for MercyManhattan and in collaboration with the other college vice presidents, he will provide the necessary leadership to help Mercy achieve ambitious goals related to enrollment and student success, creating vibrancy on the expanded campus and Dorm 34, and building relationships and connections with community partners in New York City.
Rogers has been an assistant professor in Mercy’s School of Business since 2017 and has served in multiple administrative roles in the School, including assistant dean, executive director of the incubation center and director of entrepreneurship. His academic specialty is Entrepreneurship, and he has taught in the areas of entrepreneurship, business, marketing and finance. He is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Business at the University of Denver Daniels College of Business and holds an MBA in Management from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business concentrating on Entrepreneurship and Strategy and a BA from Dartmouth College in Computer Science and Technology. Rogers is also a certified Six Sigma Green Belt in process re-engineering.
“I am pleased to welcome Scorpio Rogers as the Interim Vice President for MercyManhattan,” said Tim Hall, Mercy College President. “His experience, knowledge, and understanding of Mercy’s mission will be a valuable addition to the MercyManhattan team.”
“I am excited for this new opportunity to provide leadership in Manhattan. As a first-generation minority college student born in Harlem and raised in low-income housing in the South Bronx, I relate firsthand to many of Mercy’s students, and I look forward to this opportunity to fully utilize my unique mindset and skills for the betterment of the entire student body.” said Rogers.
Rogers has partnered with and consulted for various entrepreneurial organizations, including the William Jefferson Clinton Small Business Initiative where he was recognized by former President Clinton for his service. He and his wife, Michelle, have a son, Xavier, and two daughters, Michaela and Aria, and in his spare time, he cycles and reads.