Wendy Merb Brown | Bio
Wendy spent most of her formative years living all over Ohio at various college towns (her father was a college-level football coach and her mother a teacher.) Her family has, for generations, lived in southern Ohio and Wendy and her siblings spent their high school years in the Scioto County school system. The daughter, granddaughter, niece, and sibling of educators, Wendy received her undergraduate degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University and worked for a year for Marriott Corporation at Ohio Wesleyan University. She realized that education, not business, was her passion and returned to Southern Ohio to pursue her Master's Degree in Education at Ohio University.
As a graduate student, Wendy worked in various areas of student life and upon graduating with her degree in Student Personnel Services (higher education,) became employed full-time at Ohio University in the Department of Residence Life. For over thirteen years she held several positions, moving up in responsibilities until she became an Associate Director of the Department. It was then that Wendy began to work collaboratively with University College to create learning communities on campus to help students succeed academically.
In January 2005, Wendy became the Director of Learning Community Programs in University College. In that role, Wendy works with all areas of campus to provide a structure for new students’ success. In her spare work time, she also serves as “Executive Director of Operations”(budget and HR manager) for University College and serves on various campus-wide committees. Personally, Wendy is active in her church as lay leader and serves on various committees, competes in triathlons, is active in Kiwanis, International, is passionate about issues of social justice and most importantly is the mother 18-year old Emily and 8-year old Pepper (miniature schnauzer).
Wendy Rogers | Bio
Born in Wheeling, W.Va., Wendy grew up in a tiny Southeast Ohio town called Bethesda. Wendy first came to Ohio University in the Fall of 1988 and from the moment she stepped on campus, Wendy embraced the opportunities that lay ahead and became involved in her academics and various student organizations. This led to a Bachelor of Science in Communication in 1992 and a Master of Education in 1994.
Diagnosed with cancer in 1991, Wendy has spent a great deal of time volunteering for the American Cancer Society. In addition, Wendy has volunteered at the Southeast Ohio Regional Food Bank, United Campus Ministry Thursday night dinner and Arts West.
Wendy currently serves as the Assistant Director for Learning Community Programs, a position she has held since 2008. In this position, Wendy oversees the supervision of 182 Learning Community Leaders that work with over 3, 400 students.
Prior to her work in Learning Community Programs, Wendy worked in Residential Housing in a number of capacities. Beginning as a resident assistant in the Convocation Center, and ending as the residential coordinator in Wray Complex. Wendy spent 19 years living on the Athens campus.
Wendy is married to Michael Rogers and is the mother to three boys: Colter (16), Kolby (15) and Caleb (12). The boys attend Athens City Schools and are heavily involved in Football and Baseball so Wendy spends a great deal of time supporting their efforts.