Tamara Elliot Rogers assumed the position of Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Development at Harvard University in 2007, enjoying a long career at the University until stepping down from her position in November 2018. Her previous advancement roles at Harvard included Associate Dean for Advancement and Planning at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Associate Director of University Development and Director of University Capital Projects in the University Development Office, and Director of Major Gifts for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. She is now pleased to offer her advancement expertise to independent schools as an Affiliate of Strategic School Leadership, LLC.
Rogers began her career in the Harvard College Office of Admissions and Financial Aid, ultimately becoming director of International Admissions. She has also been an executive search consultant in the firm of Heidrick and Struggles in the education and not-for-profit practice.
As a volunteer, Rogers serves as a Charter Trustee of Phillips Academy, where her past roles include president of the Alumni Council and president of the Abbot Academy Association. She is a member of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts Advisory Board, and a board member for the Cambridge Public Library Foundation. In the past she has also served on the American Selection Committee of the United World Colleges. She has been a faculty member at the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education Winter Institute, a keynote speaker for Women in Development of Greater Boston, and a speaker and facilitator in executive education and Masters courses at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, where she serves on an advisory council for the Dean.