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Julia P. Forrester Rogers
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Julia P. Forrester Rogers


Professor Rogers was appointed to the Board in 2017 and is chair of the Board’s Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Committee.

Professor Rogers is a Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law where she has been a member of the faculty since 1990, teaching and serving in various administrative positions. From 2015 through 2018, Professor Rogers served the university as Associate Provost for Student Academic Services, overseeing International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad, the Center for Academic Development of Student Athletes, the President’s Scholars Program and the Hunt Scholars Program, among others.

She served as Dean ad interim of the Dedman School of Law from June 2013 through June 2014 and as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the 1995-1996 academic year. Before beginning her academic career at SMU, Professor Rogers practiced law with Thompson & Knight LLP.

Professor Rogers holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin, graduating with highest honors, and a law degree from The University of Texas School of Law, graduating with high honors. She is a member of the Order of the Coif, and she received the highest score on the Texas bar exam following her graduation. More recently, she was elected as a member of the American Law Institute. Ms. Rogers’ academic, administrative and legal experience provide our Board with a unique perspective on the Company’s business, operations and corporate governance.