James E. Rogers



Jim Rogers

Our community mourns the passing of

James E. Rogers ('62)


Sunday, June 15, 2014


To everyone in the James E. Rogers College of Law community, 


I am sorry to share the sad news that our friend and namesake Jim Rogers ('62) passed away last night after a long battle with cancer.  He was 75. 


All of you who knew Jim realize what a loss this is to the entire University of Arizona community, and we feel this loss especially deeply at the James E. Rogers College of Law. 


Jim’s passion for higher education, and indeed his passion for the role of great educational systems and institutions at all levels, was matched by his generosity towards those who create such institutions.  He transformed Arizona Law and afforded all of us -- students, faculty, and staff -- opportunities that we would not have had without his vision and encouragement.  His legacy continues in the programs he helped build, the students whose lives he changed, and the many people here who became his friends. His character and vision will continue to shape the experience and careers of future generations of graduates.


We do not yet have information on services, but will provide details as soon as we have them. 


We have sent condolences to his wife, Beverly Rogers, and to his children, Perry ('92), Suzanne, and Kimberly.  Tomorrow, there will be a memorial table in the Lewis Roca Rothgerber lobby where you can send a condolence card. If you are not close to campus, you can mail a card to us and we will make sure it is delivered.  Please send to: The Rogers family, C/O The James E. Rogers College of Law, POB 210176, Tucson, AZ 85721.


Also, we will have special tribute pages honoring Jim on the website, accessible from the home page.  You may mail a tribute, quote, or anecdote to Nancy Stanley (nstanley@email.arizona.edu) for inclusion.


For those of you who are in Tucson, after 10:00 am tomorrow there will be bagels and coffee in the 2nd floor reception area.  Please drop by to share your stories, chat with others, and celebrate the life of this remarkable man. 






Updated: 06/16/2014