Roddy J. Rogers

CE'81, M.S. Gtech'83, M.S. EM'90, 2012 Inductee

About Roddy J. Rogers

Roddy received his Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering with honors in 1981, a Masters Degree in geotechnical engineering in 1983, a second Masters Degree in engineering management in 1990, and was selected to Who’s Who in American Colleges and Universities.  He was a seven-time letterman in football and track and served as president of M Club.  He was the third leading interceptor on the football team that beat out Penn State for most interceptions in the NCAA.  He made the team’s 31st  interception of the season against Central Methodist – and eighth for the game to set a team record.  He played on the 1980 undefeated S&T Athletic Hall of Fame team that was ranked 10th in the nation in NCAA Division II.  He was on two record setting relay teams in track and was all-conference as a sprinter in all four years he competed. He played on UMR’s regional champion rugby teams for two years. He has won multiple state masters weightlifting titles and medaled in several triathlons.  Last year he completed a half Ironman triathlon.  He is currently manager of water treatment and supply for City Utilities of Springfield, Missouri, in charge of engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance for the Springfield drinking water system that serves 250,000 people. He received his professional engineer license in August of 1986 and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Chi Epsilon, the Academy of Civil Engineers, and was one of 300 alumni of influence nominees.  He received the Outstanding Civil Engineering alumni service award, the Distinguished Young Alumni Award and served on the Alumni Association Board of Directors.  He is a member of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and a Fellow member of ASCE.  He received national awards for global service in ASCE and for ethics in NSPE.  He is past president of two local engineering societies and past chair of the Missouri Section of the AWWA, receiving that organization’s highest award. He is a four-time Governor appointee to the Missouri Dam & Reservoir Safety Council serving 4 years as chair. He is currently president of the Tri State Water Resource Coalition seeking to establish a future water supply source for the southwest Missouri region.  He has participated in or led volunteer engineering projects in numerous third world countries and has published and or presented over 25 technical papers.