Meet Jack Rogers – LEAP Adjunct Professor



Meet Jack. He’s one of the LEAP Institute for the Arts’ amazing adjunct professors. He has taught LEAP 500- Leadership and the Arts and LEAP 650 – Arts Event Management. Jack’s background in arts leadership is extensive and we’re so lucky to have his expertise in the LEAP program.


Jack has worked in the performing arts for over 25 years.  During that time he has been an actor, musician, tour manager, stage manager, festival producer, production manager, a venue director, and a ceaseless advocate.  From his days as both an artist and a tour manager, he is proud to have worked at least one day in a theater in each of the lower 48 states.  Prior to coming to Colorado Jack spent a decade in Atlanta where he was Theatrical Operations manager for the Office of the Arts at GA Tech, overseeing the Institute’s first artist-in-residence program.  Prior to his time as a Yellowjacket, Jack oversaw facility and events management as Production Manager at the Rialto Center for the Arts.   He received his BFA in Acting with a minor in dance and a concentration in music from Long Island University, and an MFA in nonprofit mgmt. from GA State Univ.  Jack has received multiple awards for his performance work both professionally and academically.  He is a member of Actor’s Equity, and a staunch advocate for the arts, having previously served as VP of Programming for the Georgia Arts Network, the state’s official arts advocacy organization.  Jack has served as a grantor and a juror on programming committees for the City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs, the Georiga Assembly of Community Arts Agencies, Georgia Presenters, and the Southern Arts Federation’s Performing Arts Exchange.  Jack’s interests include multi-disciplinary collaboration, event management safety and security, advocacy, and performing arts programming.  Jack is a member of Actor’s Equity of America, Americans for the Arts, the International Association of Venue Managers, and the Western Arts Alliance.  He is exceptionally proud of his current roles, as father to his daughters Grace & Liza, adjunct faculty for the LEAP program at CO State University, and as Executive Director of The Lincoln Center, providing administrative, artistic, and operational leadership to a multi-venue events facility and Northern Colorado’s largest presenter of the performing arts.