Director of Community Partnerships, Cleveland State University
Julian Rogers serves as the Director of Community Partnerships with Cleveland State University where he oversees the Office of Civic Engagement. Prior to this, he was a member of the inaugural Cuyahoga County Council where he represented District 10, which includes Bratenahl, Cleveland Heights, Cleveland wards 10 and 11, East Cleveland and University Heights. Julian has also served as the Executive Director of Education Voters of Ohio, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving public education. His career has been spent in community service and education. Julian worked for the Cleveland Municipal School District, where he served for seven years as Senior Assistant to the CEO and Liaison to the Office of the Mayor.
Julian’s career began working on political campaigns. His first was with the fundraising team of Mary Boyle’s race for U.S. Senate. In succeeding years, he worked as a Regional Director for America Coming Together, served as a delegate to the Democratic Convention, held leadership positions in several school levies, and helped found a statewide political action committee, Blue 88. He also served as the Field Director for the successful Cuyahoga Arts and Culture levy.
Julian is a resident of Cleveland Heights, Ohio and is active in the community. He has a degree in Political Science from Ohio University and a Master’s in Nonprofit Management from Case Western Reserve University. He is very civilly engaged and formerly served as a Trustee of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, The Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District and the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA). Julian was inducted into Kaleidoscope Magazine’s 40/40 Club and was awarded the Emerging Leader Award from the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus.