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Donna Rogers Skowronski

Donna Rogers Skowronski , MEd., SPHR

Donna Rogers, instructor of management, graduated with honors with a Masters of Education (MEd.) in Human Resources Development from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).  Her Human Resources career began in 1991 and ten years later she was certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and has continued to recertify currently through 2015.  After being certified, she was professionally qualified to teach at the college level and joined the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) as an adjunct faculty member in 2002.  She continued teaching on an “as needed basis” at both UIS and Robert Morris College until 2008 when she joined the UIS College of Business and Management (CBM) full-time.

Currently at UIS she serves as an instructor of Human Resources Management (HRM), Organizational Development (OD), Organizational Behavior (OB), and Strategic Human Resources Management.  She teaches both online and face-to-face classes.  She also mentors job seekers and has taught a Career Management (CM) course while working with Robert Morris College.  Additionally, she “practices what she preaches” as the owner of Rogers HR Consulting which was founded in 2001 winning the 2008 Small Business Award of the Year for Home Based Business from the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce.  In January 2009, HRCI awarded Rogers HR Consulting the designation of Pre-Approved Provider of HR recertification programs which has been reactivated currently through December of 2014.

Additional professional awards include:  Lifetime Achievement in HR Award and the HR Professional of the Year from the Central Illinois Chapter of SHRM (CIC-SHRM); 40-Under-40 Selectee for Springfield Business Journal; and Supervisor of the Year from Springfield Public Schools.  She regularly delivers numerous presentations among professional groups and has guest lectured at Benedictine University/Springfield College in Illinois.  She humbly serves her peers in the Human Resources profession as the ILSHRM College Relations Director and is the Past North Central Region – Membership Advisory Committee Representative (NCR – MAC Rep) and Past Director for the Illinois State Council of SHRM (ISC-SHRM or ILSHRM) through 2014, and previously served on the HR Advisory Board for the Illinois Chamber.  Finally, she proudly served our great country in the military for eight years retiring as a Ground Safety Inspector for the Illinois Air National Guard.