Shelby Rogers is the University Innovation Alliance Fellow and Project Director at Georgia State University. Shelby has provided leadership and administrative support to various divisions within higher education, including auxiliary services, academic affairs, student support services, and institutional research and effectiveness. Shelby is a two-time graduate of Tennessee State University, with a Bachelor’s in Political Science, and a Master’s in Instructional Leadership. As a doctoral candidate in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis in Higher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Shelby focuses his research on Black epistemologies, critical race theory, and leadership and student success at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Shelby is committed to providing support and improving the outcomes for first-generation, low-income, and students of color, and all that seek to make higher education a reality of life.