Rogers Genave

Genave King Rogers

Genave King Rogers

A lifelong trailblazer, Genave King Rogers became the first woman to graduate from TU's College of Business Administration. With her degree in hand and a zest for her future, she became a prominent Tulsa investor and philanthropist in service to her alma mater and to the Tulsa community until her death in 2010.

Besides the example she set for generations of aspiring businesswomen, her TU legacy also includes the Genave King Rogers Business Law Center; the Leslie Rogers Memorial Scholarship Fund named in honor of her late husband; the Rogers Rookie Challenge, a matching grant fund; and the bonfire pit on the "U," the traditional site of the homecoming kick-off celebration. During the campaign, she provided funding for the beautiful Genave King Rogers Fountain that is the focal point of Chapman Commons. She also supported women's rowing, which has a racing shell named in her honor.

Genave was the inaugural recipient of the J. Paschal Twyman Distinguished Service Award in 1992, was named to TU's Business Hall of Fame in 1999, and was named in 2000 as a Distinguished Alumna, the university's highest honor.