University Counsel & Executive Vice President for External Engagement
Office of University Counsel, Partnerships Excellence
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania; J.D., Vanderbilt University School of Law; B.A., Baylor University
Jason B. Rogers serves as Executive Vice President for External Engagement and University Counsel at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. In this capacity, he is responsible for Belmont's legal affairs as well as its government and community relations, risk management, insurance, campus security and Title IX compliance functions. Jason joined Belmont University in 1998 after 10 years of practicing law in Nashville. While in private practice, he advised and represented nonprofit corporations including numerous colleges and universities. Jason has earned academic degrees from Baylor University (B.A., with honors), Vanderbilt University (J.D.) and the University of Pennsylvania (Ed.D. with distinction). While at Vanderbilt, Jason was a member of the National Moot Court team and earned the American Jurisprudence Award for Excellence in First Amendment Law. At the University of Pennsylvania, his research focused on the impact of religious mission on the civic engagement initiatives of urban universities in the northeastern United States.
Dr. Rogers is admitted to practice law in Tennessee (active) and Texas (inactive) as well as before the United States District Courts for the Middle District of Tennessee, Northern District of Georgia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. He is a fellow in the Nashville Bar Foundation, active in service to the National Association of College and University Attorneys, and a former member of the Legal Advisory Committee of United Educators’ Risk Retention Group.
A decades long resident of Nashville, Jason is committed to the local community and charitable activities including current and past service on the board of directors of The Sycamore Institute, The Next Door, The Healing Trust, and Nashville Family Shelter as well as service to Leadership Nashville, the Parent Advisory Council of Metro Nashville Public Schools and Nashville’s First Baptist Church.