Scorpio Rogers

  • Vice President, MercyManhattan and Bronx Campus
  • Assistant Professor, Business
Scorpio Rogers

Scorpio leads the development and execution of campus-level initiatives that foster high‐quality education and support programs, creating a uniquely unparalleled learning environment.  He works closely with other vice presidents, deans, faculty and staff to deliver student‐centered academic and supportive services focused on providing equitable student success.  He develops relationships with business and community-based organization leaders to create enrollment pipelines, internship opportunities, and job placements for students, graduates, and alums, as well as generate increased awareness of the campuses and their offerings to the community.  Scorpio provides direct supervision of the campus's internal communication and cultures in alignment with the overall University mission and strategic plan.  He aids in the development of the campus's fiscal and physical planning.  Additionally, he’s a driver of the creation, implementation, and administration of a range of community-focused projects.

Scorpio is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in Business Administration at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  He earned an MBA in Management with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and an MS in Applied Business Research from the University of Denver.  He also has a BA in Computer Science from Dartmouth College.

Scorpio's research is examining Black entrepreneurs that studied and received a degree in entrepreneurship and the impact they provide to Black communities.

Scorpio's academic specialty is Entrepreneurship, which he has taught for almost two decades.  He taught multiple Entrepreneurship, Business, Marketing, and Economics credit courses. At Mercy, he's taught Social Entrepreneurship and all of the entrepreneurship major classes, including Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Marketing, Entrepreneurial Finance, and New Ventrue I & II.  In the past, he has conducted numerous non-credit Entrepreneurship seminars and has taught high school students the NFTE (Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship) curriculum.


In 2022, Scorpio received the Educator Pillar Award from the National Black MBA Association New York Metro Chapter.

In 2022, Scorpio also received the Man of the Year Award from the National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women Club, Inc., New Rochelle, NY Club.

In 2014, Scorpio received the SUNY (State University of New York) Chancellor Award for Excellence in Teaching.