Betty J. Roberts '70

Betty J. (Ogletree) Roberts, Ph.D., '70Betty J. (Ogletree) Roberts, Ph.D., '70, of New Rochelle, NY, joined the board in 2008.

Dr. Roberts currently serves as the Vice President for Finance and Administration for The College of New Rochelle (CNR) in New Rochelle, NY.  Her responsibilities include oversight of the College's fiscal and administrative operations, including budget, accounting, payroll, accounts payable, student accounts, human resources, facilities planning and operations, security, purchasing, general services, auxiliaries and information technologies.

Dr. Roberts' career in higher education administration spans more than 30 years.  She has held the positions of Senior Vice President for Administration and CFO for Alcorn State University, Vice President for Administration and Finance for the University of Central Missouri, (UCM) Associate Vice President for Technology, University of Houston; Assistant Vice President for Business Operations, The Pennsylvania State University, and Director of Business Operations for the University of Missouri system. Most recently she has received national attention for developing and implementing at UCM one of the largest energy retrofit projects in higher education, totaling $36.1 million in facilities improvements.

In addition to currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Cazenovia College, Dr. Roberts has served on the Board of Directors of the Kansas City Urban League, on the Supervisory Board of the Missouri Credit Union, as Vice President of the Committee of Missouri State Higher Education Business Officers, and on the Financing Committee of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.  She currently serves on the Board at The Medgar & Myrlie Evers Institute.  She is the recipient of numerous awards in Higher Education Administration.

Dr. Roberts has been a featured speaker at numerous conferences and events on a variety of subjects, including sustainability in education, implementing e-procurement as a cost-saving measure, and creating administrative efficiencies.