Jerome Rodgers was hired as the Senior Associate Commissioner for Governance and Student Support on Feb. 1st, 2018. Rodgers comes to the league office after spending the past three years in the Northern Illinois Athletic Department as Senior Associate Athletics Director for Sports Administration.
Rodgers joins the ASUN as part of the Commissioner's Leadership Team, participating in the ongoing development, updating and implementation of the ASUN Strategic Plan. Other duties include oversight of the conference's compliance program--including NCAA and ASUN governance issues, rules, and rule interpretations. Rodgers will manage the conference's student success programs, which includes SAAC activity, oversight of the ASUN Academic Performance Rate success initiatives, serving as liaison with the Faculty Athletic Representatives, and evaluating championship feedback. Rodgers will carry primary sport administrative duties, as well as managing the ASUN's football activities through its partnership with the Big South and the relationship with the Pioneer Football League. The ASUN's external partners program falls under Rodgers' purview as well, and he will organize and administer all aspects of the league's contracts, requests for proposal, and official ball agreements.
At NIU, Rodgers oversaw NIU's compliance department while also serving as the sport administrator for Huskie men's basketball, women's soccer and wrestling. Prior to his work with NIU, Rodgers spent two years as Associate Athletic Director for Compliance at Georgia Tech. During his time with the Yellow Jackets, Rodgers oversaw the rebuilding of Georgia Tech's comprehensive compliance program while also serving as the administrator for six athletic programs. Rodgers also created a program for sports agent registration and interaction with student-athletes.
Prior to Georgia Tech, Rodgers served as Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations at Northern Kentucky. Rodgers oversaw a broad range of services, including postseason tournament management, facility management, strategic planning, special events and sport administrator duties for four programs. While at Northern Kentucky, Rodgers was a member of the 2010-11 Division II Women's Basketball Regional Advisory Committee.
A graduate of Tennessee Tech, Rodgers was a four-year basketball letterwinner for the Golden Eagles and earned his bachelor's degree in business administration and a master's in education administration and supervision from Tennessee Tech. Rodgers served as an administration and finance intern at the NCAA before joining Eastern Illinois as director of compliance and student services for athletics.
Following his time at Eastern Illinois, Rodgers worked as assistant commissioner for compliance at the Big East Conference and also served as associate athletic director for compliance at Boston College. In 2004, Rodgers graduated from the NCAA Leadership Institute for Ethnic Minority Males. Rodgers graduated as part of the inaugural class from the Learfield Sports Minority Academy, held in partnership with the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association.
Jerome and his wife Aronda have two daughters, Ayanna (13) and Jenna (6).