Systems Software Engineer (retired), Microsoft
Floyd Rogers worked for Boeing in the Defense and Space divisions, working on a number of computer programs. He later moved to a position with Software AG, designing and debugging a database system on DEC mini-computers. In 1982, Rogers was hired by Microsoft Corporation. He worked for more than 14 years designing and programming many pieces of systems and applications software, ending with five years working on Windows NT.
He retired in 1996 but continued to be an active volunteer as well as an instructor during the ski season at Crystal Mountain near Seattle.
He serves as a member of the Executive Council for the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and on the college’s Executive Leadership Board.
With his wife, Judy, the Rogers established two endowed chaired professorships in computer science at WSU, the first individual donors in WSU’s history to contribute two endowed chair positions to the university.
The Rogers are recipients of the WSU Foundation Outstanding Service Award and the WSU Alumni Achievement Award in 2005. Judy Rogers serves on the WSU Foundation’s Board of Trustees.
Rogers holds bachelor’s degrees from WSU in electrical engineering (1973) and in computer science (1974).