Colleen Jennings Roggensack

Executive Director

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack

ASU Vice President for Cultural Affairs
Executive Director of ASU Gammage

Colleen Jennings-Roggensack, arts leader and visionary is Vice President for Cultural Affairs for Arizona State University and Executive Director of ASU Gammage. Jennings- Roggensack established the ASU Gammage organizational mission of Connecting Communities™ which allows ASU Gammage to go beyond its doors to make a difference in the community through the shared experience of the arts.

As Arizona’s only Tony Awards® voter and Vice Chair of the Road for the Broadway League Board of Governors, Jennings-Roggensack has made a lasting impact on the Valley and nationally through arts advocacy. She also serves on the Black Theatre United Summit and the 7G Committee. Jennings-Roggensack is a founding and current member of the Creative Capital Board and Senior Advisor to Women of Color in the Arts, former Association of Performing Arts Professionals board president, served on the National Council on the Arts at the bequest of President Clinton and is a Life Director of the Fiesta Bowl.

She is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2023 Distinguished Award from The Broadway League, 2021 Arizona’s 48 Most Intriguing Women, 2021 City of Tempe Arts and Culture Community Impactor, 2020 National Coalition of 100 Black Women Education Legend, 2019 Valley Leadership Woman of the Year, 2019 ASU West Pioneer Award, National Society of Arts and Letters Medallion of Merit, Valle del Sol’s Mom of the Year, 2017 Halsey and Alice North Board Alumni Award, Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Fan Taylor Award, Black Philanthropy Initiative Honor, The Broadway League’s Outstanding Presenter and Arizona’s Governor’s Arts Award. In 2012, The Arizona Republic recognized Colleen for Arizona’s 100th Anniversary as one of the individuals who had the greatest impact in the era.

Jennings-Roggensack has artistic, fiscal and administrative responsibility for the historic Frank Lloyd Wright designed ASU Gammage, ASU Kerr, with responsibility for Sun Devil Stadium and Desert Financial Arena for non-athletic activities. She oversees the activation and transformation of Sun Devil Stadium into a year-round hub of cultural activity as ASU 365 Community Union. In 2020, Colleen was also appointed by ASU President Michael Crow to co-lead the Advisory Council on African American Affairs.

Former dancer and choreographer, Colleen is married to Dr. Kurt Roggensack, volcanologist at Arizona State University, and the proud mother of Kelsey, an All-American swimmer, a graduate of Williams College, two-time Fulbright Scholar, who earned a master’s degree from Harvard University and currently pursuing a PhD at Cornell University.