Rodgers To Speak Tuesday At Lee On Sex Trafficking

Thursday, September 7, 2017 - by Sara Groos
Lee University will welcome Bob Rodgers to Chapel on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 10:40 a.m. in the Conn Center. 
 
“We are thrilled to welcome Bob back to campus to speak to us on the critical topic of sex trafficking,” said Dr. Mike Hayes, vice president for student development at Lee. “His work with Street Grace is pivotal in intervening in difficult situations and in bringing awareness to the church and our communities to this problem to inspire us to hope and action.”
 
Rodgers, an alumnus of Lee (‘86), currently serves as the president and CEO of Street Grace, an Atlanta-based organization that strives to end the demand for commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSEC) in the United States.
Its vision is to see a world where all children are free from sexual exploitation. 
 
Street Grace mobilizes community resources – financial, human, and material – to fight CSEC through awareness, education and action.
 
Rodgers was the fourth president of Richmont Graduate University, vice president of one of the largest restaurant chains in the Southeast, and spent more than 30 years in corporate and nonprofit leadership and team development.
 
He has written for a variety of business journals and other publications, and has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal and the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
 
Rodgers holds a bachelor’s degree in management and marketing from Lee College and is currently pursuing his master’s degree in ministry from Richmont Graduate University.
 
Outside of his professional responsibilities, Rodgers has hosted “Thinking Out Loud,” a weekly radio broadcast, and he is the co-author of the devotional “God Is With Us.” He serves on numerous boards, is on the Business Advisory Council for Lee University, and is the chair of the Freedom Coalition, a collaborative initiative addressing global human trafficking.
 
Rodgers is married to Melinda, a Lee alumna, and they have three children.
Tuesday’s chapel service is free, non-ticketed, and open to the public.
 
For those not able to attend, the service will be live streamed at https://livestream.com/leeu. 
 
For more information about this or other chapel services, visit http://www.leeuniversity.edu/chapel/ or call Campus Ministries at 423-614-8420.

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