Ms. Rogers is the Immediate Past Speaker for the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature. She was first elected to the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature in 2015 and has been a member of the Executive Committee for nine years.  She served on the Resolution Review (PRRP) committee in 2015-2016. She served as the Comptroller of TSHL from July 2016 to 2019. As Comptroller, she created spreadsheets, reports, tracking methods, and procedures to keep members apprised of all budget issues. During the 2017 and 2019 internal accounting reviews, no errors were found in the procedures or financials of TSHL. Additionally, she served as the 2017-2019 TSHL Directory Ad Sales Director and Editor.

In July of 2019, she was elected as Speaker of the TSHL. During her first term as Speaker, she supervised a complete revision of all three portions of the Official Documents book, the creation of a Facebook page for TSHL members, and the development of a totally new website for TSHL and the TSHL Foundation. She led the organization through the pandemic including moving the training and implementation of all TSHL meetings to a virtual platform. Including training sessions, over 50 virtual meetings were held to conduct and complete the business of the TSHL Legislative Sessions. Reelected in 2021, during her second term as Speaker, she focused on Moving Forward past the pandemic and into a new era of advocacy for older Texans. The ongoing improvement to the website, publicity about TSHL, and recruitment and training of members were major areas of focus for the organization. She also served as a liaison with the Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Foundation board and the TSHL, educating members of the Foundation board about the TSHL, encouraging the Board’s efforts to increase fund-raising activities, and assisting with the bi-annual Galas.

She has an eclectic education and professional background. Her BBA from the University of Texas in Austin was in Office Management and Secondary Education.  Her first Master’s degree from Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, was in Public Administration with a minor in Adult Education. In her second Master’s degree, she earned a degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the New Orleans Theological Seminary, New Orleans, LA.

Ms. Rogers retired from the US Air Force after a career in management of Administration, Information Management, Education, Protocol, and Command. After the Air Force, she prepared Income Tax returns professionally for 18 years. She taught at the high school, junior college, and university levels teaching courses as diverse as AF JROTC, government, public administration, business management and ethics, and psychology.  Additionally, she served as the Lamar County Veterans’ Service Officer for three years helping veterans work through the maze of the Veterans Administration, acted as a referral agency for them, and worked to get a veteran mental health care professional for local veterans.

She has served in a myriad of volunteer organizations. She served on the Paris City Council for 3 years, the Lamar County United Way Board and Executive Board for 6 years, and the North East Texas chapter of Military Officers Association of America board for 14 years. She has been an Ambassador with the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce for 18 years and served as the Chair for 2 years. She volunteers to work events with the Chamber such as the bicycle rally Tour de Paris, the annual Archery Tournament, the annual banquet, and boat races. She held the offices of Membership Chair, Treasurer, President, Scholarship Chair of the Paris Chapter of Texas Exes. She previously served on the local Boy Scout Troup committee, as an officer with the PTO, as President of the high school choir booster club, and worked on Project Graduation and Prom committees. She has served on various committees and continues as the Director of the Nursery Department with her local church. She holds memberships in local historical and local and national military organizations.

Serving her fifth term in TSHL

Resolutions Review Committee 2015-2016 and 2023-2025; Executive Committee 2015-2024

Liaison to TSHL Foundation Board 2016-2023

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