Distinguished Alumni Award: School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

John Rodgers, MBA '84, BS '83.

JOHN RODGERS, MBA '84, BS '83  
As chief operating officer for Independent Health, Rodgers impacts the health and well-being of nearly 400,000 Western New Yorkers.

As chief operating officer for health maintenance organization Independent Health, John Rodgers, MBA ’84, BS ’83, oversees all business operations, including sales, marketing, product development, information technology, customer service, claims operations and Independent Health’s ancillary businesses. In this role, Rodgers impacts the health and well-being of nearly 400,000 Western New Yorkers, providing them and our community with innovative health-related products and access to quality health care. He is past president of the board of trustees for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Western and Central New York Chapter, chair of the board of directors, Child and Family Services and a board member of the United Way of Buffalo and Erie County.

Distinguished Alumni Awards

These awards are given in recognition of exceptional career accomplishments, community or university service, and research and scholarly activity.